Fergus Moore, 46, has chosen to live without health insurance for 15 years. He made the decision to go without after an insurance company agreed to pay for a surgery and then did not.
Who are the roughly 50 million Americans without health insurance, and why don't they have it? The Missourian is giving voice to the stories of Boone County residents who live without the safety net of insurance. Check here to find all of the stories in our series.
As the Senate and House continue to work on resolving a health care bill, no one wants to pay the money needed to raise enough to finance the bill.
Cooperation between the Columbia School District, City Council and county agencies will provide free H1N1 vaccinations to public school students.
The government pays private insurers to manage benefits for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, at a cost that is 14 percent higher than that of traditional Medicare. Enrollment has more than doubled in six years, causing program costs to skyrocket, which has also driven up prices for all Medicare recipients.
The amount of vaccine in each shipment will increase over the next few weeks, according to a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.
Nellie Dodd, 59, said the MU women's volleyball team helped pull her through some serious health issues. Now she's part of the program.
Comedor Popular is a Centro Latino initiative aimed at fighting the obesity epidemic by establishing a plant-based eatery, cooking classes, wellness and obesity prevention programs and a retail shop selling fresh produce.
The MU School of Nursing and the Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure sponsored a demonstration of horse therapy, which is the first of a five-part lecture series.
The Mid Missouri Animal Legislation hosted "Plate Palate and Ballot," a panel discussion about health, agricultural, political and social problems at the Columbia Public Library Saturday afternoon.
More than 100 students, faculty, staff and medical professionals attended a forum at the MU School of Medicine to talk to a health policy expert about health care reform.
Hope Tinker met the president at the White House during the week the Senate was expected to vote on the reform bill. She didn't shake his hand, however, because she said she didn't want to knock over the person in front of her.
The conference will avoid advocacy and focus on awareness.
As the first H1N1 vaccine arrives in Missouri this week, the state's Health Department is leaving it up to local health agencies to decide who will and who will not receive the medicine.
Kids, fifth grade and higher, gain medical skills through a partnership of CALEB-The Science Club and MU medical students.
The group, Grass Roots Organizing, urged community members to write to their representatives and senators and to pay attention to the health insurance industry. The group is organizing a rally against health insurance companies on Tuesday.
The team deactivated a brain region associated with emotion in rats in an effort to address overeating disorders and related problems.
Funds raised from the decorated bras will support breast cancer projects at the cancer center.
Nearly 40 vendors gathered Thursday afternoon at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus to speak with health professions students.
The Associated Students of the University of Missouri hosted a discussion about health care on Thursday. A panel of experts took questions from students about some of the more controversial issues surrounding the health care debate.