Blog Posts By: Tonia Wright

Ambition, Personal Politics Block Medicaid Expansion

July 2, 2014

Ask anyone who needs ongoing health care for a chronic condition and they’ll tell you that it’s a crying shame that the Missouri legislature failed to expand Medicaid again. Approximately 300,000 individuals will not qualify for Medicaid or the health insurance marketplace because they are cramped in the coverage gap at up to 138 percent […]

Marketplace Chasm: Failed Medicaid Expansion Leaves Gaping Hole

March 25, 2014

By the end of January, about 9 million Americans had signed up for health insurance, a mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). February tallies logged about 3.3 million people who received a health insurance plan via a state exchange or through Other figures conclude that 6.3 million people received new or renewed Medicaid […]

There’s No Way Around It: Secondhand Smoke Threatens Public Health

February 26, 2014

You don’t have to be a smoker to suffer from heart disease, lung cancer or even throat cancer. People consistently exposed to secondhand smoke, at home or at work, are at risk for these conditions. As for infants and children, consistent exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to frequent colds, respiratory infections—including bronchitis and pneumonia—frequent […]

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