Day: October 11, 2017

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue state over latest abortion law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood affiliates and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing a lawsuit over the new abortion restrictions passed during an extraordinary session. SB 5, passed by the Republican-led Missouri Legislature this past summer, would put a new set of requirements that women and doctors would have to overcome “so that women can exercise their right to have an abortion in the state of Missouri”, according to court documents filed Tuesday. […]

RELEASE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ James Bullard Highlights St. Louis As a Metropolitan Area with One of the Highest Standards of Living in the Nation

ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 11, 2017: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discussed living standards in American metropolitans areas as he gave the keynote address at the 2017 Bi-State Development Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on October 6. Bullard, who is considered one of the most influential economists in the world, highlighted the importance of adjusting for price differences across metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) when […]

More than 440,000 Missourians now registered for annual ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Oct. 19

JEFFERSON CITY – With the Oct. 19 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill just over a week away, more than 440,000 Missourians have registered to participate. In all, almost 2.5 million people are registered in the 14 central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake. At exactly 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, participants will: ·  DROP to your hands and knees; ·  COVER their heads and necks with their […]

RELEASE: Centene Comments on Medicare Star Quality Ratings

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) commented on updated Medicare Star quality ratings for the 2018 rating year published today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 2018 rating year will affect quality bonus payments for Medicare Advantage plans in 2019. The results indicate that Health Net of California, Inc.’s  Medicare Advantage plan (H0562) will move to a 3.5 Star rating from a 4.0 Star rating for the […]