There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.
In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.
I was raised with guns, and I can pass any kind of background check the feds require, as can my fellow law-abiding citizens. Who cannot pass are the ones I do not want to have guns.
Hard-working families deserve strengthened Medicaid and expanded health care coverage, and there are many good business reasons to do this.
Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.
Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.
Insurance companies must now publicly justify every rate increase of 10 percent or more, which has led to a sharp decline in double-digit rate hikes. Starting in 2014, insurers will have to justify every proposed rate increase, even if it’s a 1 percent bump.
There is overwhelming evidence of Ryan Ferguson's innocence; he has been mistreated by Missouri's legal system.
For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.
Families struggle with three main issues when it comes to children with autism — receiving the diagnosis, handling the perceptions of others, and deciding on a course of treatment.
Having a forward-thinking, supportive and responsive City Council representative for your ward is a great asset, but what you also need is an independent and thoughtful leader at the top, like how Sid Sullivan would be as our next mayor.
Big corporations have used their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, with some profitable corporations paying no taxes at all. But who’s investing in us?
Rev. Mel West believes that wherever and whenever the Spirit of Jesus Christ is present, no matter what place or space, resurrection will occur.
Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.
He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.
Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.
Ian Thomas adds new perspective to City Council and will bring passion and vision to office.
Karl Skala will speak on behalf of the city, if elected to council.
Karl Skala has experience in planning and development.
Agencies that Public Safety Joint Communications serves need to pay their part to keep up with growth in our area.