Category Affordable Care Act

Missourians vote YES to expand Medicaid!

With 53% of the vote, Missourians have chosen to say YES on Amendment 2 to expand Medicaid. Missouri joins a growing list of states, including Oklahoma, that have expanded Medicaid through ballot initiative. Though we have voted in favor tonight, Medicaid expansion will not be fully implemented until 2021. Having worked on the Yes on […]

Building power to expand Medicaid in Missouri

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, I have been on the frontlines advocating for its implementation in Missouri. From the rollout of Navigator and Assister funding (both Federal and private) that allowed organizations to assist Missourians in enrolling in affordable care coverage, and which gave me the opportunity to manage several […]

Stakeholders Convene for Marketplace Open Enrollment Amidst Federal Cuts

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation are convening marketplace enrollment assisters and key stakeholders across the country this month to discuss the upcoming fifth annual Marketplace open enrollment. The purpose of the convening is to allow stakeholders the opportunity to brainstorm and share best practices to prepare for what promises to […]

Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians

In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. This position will support the Missouri Foundation for Health’s policy portfolio, specifically with it’s¬†expanding coverage mission, which aims to meet the goal of reaching¬†less than […]

A New Era of LGBT Health Protections

Originally published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Over the past several months, advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health have ushered in a new era of change, thanks to the Obama Administration. In Healthy People 2020, a blueprint for improving the health of the Nation over the next decade, the Administration acknowledged […]