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Since 2005, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program has been instrumental in helping more than 75,000 older adults and people with disabilities transition from institutional settings back to the community. However, new funding for MFP expired in 2016, and advocates and lawmakers have been working to promote a bipartisan plan to extend funding that […]

The numbers are in, and despite cuts in marketing and advertising for ACA Insurance plans, more Missourians enrolled in a plan this year than last year. Updated figures from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services show that 245,580 people in Missouri had enrolled by the last day of the season, reflecting a surge during […]

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SB 563, a bill that would have removed the requirement of dual eligibility for recipients of MORx Prescription Dug Assistance payments was passed by the Missouri Senate, but failed to be brought to the floor of the Missouri House for final approval by the House Rules-Oversight Committee.  The failure of the legislature to pass this […]

Although many important bills of great importance to seniors did not survive debate in this year’s session of the Missouri Legislature, some items were truly agreed to and await the Governor’s signature. Here are a few of the items that have a direct bearing on senior health and senior-specific programs: HB 1635 – Bernskoetter – […]

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  • May 25 - MORx Bill Fails To Pass Out Of House Committee
    SB 563, a bill that would have removed the requirement of dual eligibility for recipients of MORx Prescription Dug Assistance payments was passed by the Missouri Senate, but failed to be brought to the floor of the Missouri House for final approval by the House Rules-Oversight Committee.  The failure of the legislature to pass this […]
  • May 25 - Legislation Of Interest To Missouri Seniors
    Although many important bills of great importance to seniors did not survive debate in this year’s session of the Missouri Legislature, some items were truly agreed to and await the Governor’s signature. Here are a few of the items that have a direct bearing on senior health and senior-specific programs: HB 1635 – Bernskoetter – […]
  • May 18 - Still Time To Pass SB 563 – The MORx Fairness Bill
    Although this session of the Missouri Legislature officially ends tonight at 6:00 PM, there is still time left to approve SB563, a bill that would improve and reinstate Missouri’s MORx Prescription Drug Program. The legislation is being sponsored by Senator Sater and would remove a rule that currently requires MORx assistance recipients to be dual […]