Tag: health

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

RELEASE: Still Time To Sign Up For Allwell From Home State Health Plan During The 2018 Medicare Enrollment Period

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The annual open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries ends this week, on December 7, 2017. Home State offers Medicare Advantage products, branded as Allwell from Home State Health. The new plan will be effective January 1, 2018. Allwell will be providing plans and coverage for residents in the following counties:Barry, Cass, Christian, Clay, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton and Platte. Medicare is a government health insurance program for people […]

RELEASE: Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan’s Visit to Missouri to Discuss Tax Reform

Yesterday, Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to O’Fallon, Missouri where he was hosted by the Phoenix Textile Corporation to discuss the need for tax reform in the United States. Acting Secretary Hargan toured and met with leadership of the Phoenix Textile Corporation which distributes textile products—such as scrubs, laboratory coats, uniforms, linens, and other items—to hospital and nursing homes across the nation. They have been in business since 1983 starting with […]

RELEASE: Gary White and Matt Damon, Founders of Water.org & WaterEquity, Receive the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Water.org is proud to announce that the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship was presented to Gary White and Matt Damon, founders of Water.org and WaterEquity – at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy for their dedication to ending the global water and sanitation crisis. Matt and Gary’s work with Water.org and WaterEquity focuses on removing financial barriers standing between those living in poverty and access to […]

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 […]


Illinois-based Foundation Raises Money and Awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

As pediatric cancer month drew to a close last month, Rhonda and Doug Brown, who founded Joshua’s Great Things Foundation in honor of their son Joshua, delivered a check for $45,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The donation will support the research of Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.   Since 2014, Joshua’s Great Things has donated $100,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for ongoing research. Dr. Rubin’s Washington […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts to Acquire eviCore healthcare; Accelerates Company’s Shift to Patient Benefit Management

ST. LOUIS and BLUFFTON, S.C., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire privately-held eviCore healthcare, the industry leader in evidence-based medical benefit management services, for $3.6 billion. Combining Express Scripts’ leading pharmacy benefit management offering and eviCore’s highly complementary medical benefits management (MBM) platform will create a uniquely comprehensive patient benefit management solution. Express Scripts is acquiring eviCore from current investors including […]

Blunt leads bipartisan effort to extend critical funding for Missouri Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) today led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Blunt, Stabenow, and 59 other senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and […]

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health to Host Influenza Vaccination Clinics

St. Louis, MO – (September 7, 2017) – As flu season approaches, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health will be hosting three flu vaccination clinics during September. While there are other ways to help prevent seasonal flu, getting vaccinated is critical to protecting the health of individuals and their community as a whole. “It is recommended by the CDC that anyone six months of age and older, get the influenza vaccination,” said Dr. […]

Express Scripts to present at an upcoming conference

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) (“Express Scripts“) announced today that it will present at the 2017 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 6, 2017at 9:05 a.m. eastern (8:05 a.m. central).  The presentation will be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed at the Investor Relations section of Express Scripts’ website at http://www.express-scripts.com. RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is needed to listen to the broadcast and […]