The clock is ticking

There are only two months left in the legislative session — now is the time to act on Medicaid reform. Hospitals are facing $4 billion in cuts between 2013 and 2019, and a new survey proves that Missouri can’t afford to wait another year.

Tell Lawmakers NOW Is The Time For Medicaid Reform And Expansion

Medicaid reform matters for the health of communities throughout the state. Since last year, hospitals have lost nearly 1,000 jobs, hiring freezes are affecting more than 2,000 hospital jobs and more than $100 million in capital investments have been delayed or canceled.

Rural Missouri is taking the biggest hit from hospital cuts. Many hospitals are closing unprofitable service lines including rural health clinics and hospital-provided ambulance services. Without these services, many rural communities could lose access to care entirely. We can’t let this happen – all Missourians need access to health care.

Let Your Lawmaker Know Missouri Needs To Pass A Medicaid Reform Bill This Year

Make your voice heard. Send a note to your representative and senator letting them know how important Medicaid reform is to Missouri’s economy. Let’s improve access to health care and keep our funding in Missouri!

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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