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While the Missouri General Assembly’s regular session came to a close in May, the legislative process has continued. This update includes information about the Governor’s actions on health-related legislation passed by the General Assembly, this month’s legislative Veto Session, and ballot items. GOVERNOR’S ACTIONS & VETO SESSION The state constitution grants the Governor the power to reject […]

Falls card grab

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is just around the corner. September 23 is the official kickoff for a month’s worth of special activities designed to make people aware of the special things they can do to stay on their feet – and stay out of the hospital. This year, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior […]

Government Watch


In an effort to determine where candidates stand on issues of importance to seniors, MA4 conducted a short survey of all candidates who have filed for a position in the Missouri State Senate and whose name will appear on the August 4 primary ballot. A total of 31 candidates from all parties were surveyed, whether […]


By Mary Agnes Carey- KHN Staff Writer On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people:  the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law.  KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers. Q: What did the […]

In the News

  • Sep 22 - Social Security Faces Challenge From Singles
    Singles are taking over the nation. For the first time, most American adults aren’t married. But fewer marriages mean fewer kids and eventually, fewer taxpayers. According to CNBC, that could be bad news for government-sponsored retirement programs. But, according to the report, the singles trend may help save money on welfare programs. If singles continue […]
  • Sep 8 - MA4 Awarded Navigator Grant For 2014- 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace
    Jefferson City, Mo. — Catherine Edwards, executive director of the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4), today announced the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4) has been named by the Department of Health and Human Services as an official Health Insurance Marketplace “Navigator” organization for the second straight year. MA4 will […]
  • Sep 8 - Missouri Veto Session Starts Wednesday
    Sikeston Standard Democrat - The Missouri General Assembly will have no shortage of issues to consider during its veto session that begins Wednesday. The largely Republican Legislature and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon clashed repeatedly over bills approved in the 2014 legislative session. Sales tax cuts, agriculture and an extended abortion waiting period are among the key […]

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