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Thursday, January 17, 2013
A campaign kicked off Wednesday to expand coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Advocates say the move would cover an additional 250,000 Missourians.
Grassroots leaders and organizations in St. Louis converged Wednesday to announce a campaign to expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri, a move they say is critical for the state's working poor. During a press conference at Kirkwood Baptist Church, faith leaders, advocates and Medicaid customers called for Missouri to adopt legislation that expands coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Under the current system, Missouri does not offer Medicaid to single adults, unless they are disabled, and parents or caretakers with dependent children must make 25 percent of the FPL to receive Medicaid. (See PDF for comparison of current eligibility requirements versus those under an expanded coverage system.) "Missouri …
Friday, February 10, 2012
U City resident and head of Creve Coeur-area agency will be in Washington, D.C. Friday to discuss issues tied to those with developmental disabilities.
You'll have to excuse Kathy Meath if she's a little busier than usual this week. Meath heads The St. Louis Arc, a non-profit agency just outside Creve Coeur which serves the needs of thousands of St. Louis children and adults with developmental disabilities. She won't be in the office Friday. But she'll be working. Meath, a University City resident, is one of 150 people invited to the White House for the day as part of an effort to talk about issues concerning those with developmental disabilities She told Patch this is the first time in this kind of organized setting, where representatives from hundreds of service providers and grass roots advocates for the developmentally disabled will have an audience Friday with policymakers and …