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1998 Health Stories
Newspaper Story - Officials from Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jackson County have filed papers in court to intervene in the tobacco settlement.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Dave Klarich, R-St. Louis County, along with two other Republicans have proposed that the people and not the courts decide what happens to money from the tobacco settlement.
Radio Story - Senator Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau) has prefiled a bill that would make it a Class A felony to perform a partial-birth abortion in Missouri.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon has signed an agreement that would require the tobacco industry to pay Missouri more than $6 billion over the next 25 years.
Newspaper Story - State officials say they still are reviewing the tobacco settlement proposal.
Radio Story - Lawmakers say the Hancock Lid may force the tobacco settlement money to be refunded to Missouri taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - State legislators are unsure where the revenue collected from a tobacco settlement would be distributed.
Radio Story - Illeagally made Blue Cross/Blue Shield assets are used to create new health care foundation.
Newspaper Story - The administration has yet to implement its controversial expansion of child health coverage that takes effect the end of August.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri General Assembly adjourned for the year. Highlights of bills it passed.
Newspaper Story - An expansion of Medicaid coverage using $56 million of federal payments and $20 million of matching state funds inched closer to Gov. Mel Carnahan's desk Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan twice paid a personal visit to Senate Republican floor leader Steve Ehlmann in an effort to increase the chances for passage of his child health coverage bill.
Radio Story - A man with HIV convicted of risking the infection of another man through unprotected sex before telling him he was HIV positive took his case to the Missouri Supreme Court.
Newspaper Story - For the second year in a row, Senate Republicans filibustered the governor's plan to expand medicaid coverage for children's health care.
Newspaper Story - The House comfortably passed the Senate version of a bill that would keep funding from clinics that perfrom or promote abortions.
Radio Story - Despite Republican protests, the Missouri House approved a bill that would expand Medicaid to families with incomes up to three times the federal poverty level.
Newspaper Story - Two of the governor's bills for children clear major hurdles in the legislature.
Newspaper Story - Debate by House Republicans stall's the governor's child health plan for the second day in a row Thursday.
Radio Story - A bill that would provide health coverage to uninsured Missouri children stalls in the State Legislature.
Newspaper Story - The Clinton administration approved a request by Gov. Mel Carnahan to expand Medicaid coverage to families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
Newspaper Story - House Republicans stalled on the issue of how much a family can earn and still qualify for proposed Medicaid expansion to reach uninsured children.
Radio Story - Representative Levin vows to re-introduce his health care tax deduction plan next session.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Judiciary committee sat through hours of testimony on a bill that would outlaw a controversial late-term abortion procedure.
Radio Story - The Senate Judiciary Committee hear testimony for and against partial-birth abortion.
Newspaper Story - Business groups continued to testify against a bill that would establish an optional health insurance purchasing pool for small businesses.
Newspaper Story - A tax-cut plan to let Missourians deduct their health insurance coverage costs from their state tax returns is languishing in the Ways and Means Committee -- despite unanimous committee approval.
Radio Story - Your insurance committee would not be able to use your genetic information against you under a bill passed by the state House Insurance Committee.
Newspaper Story - With a 30-3 vote, the Missouri Senate passed legislation to keep state funds away from family planning clinics that perform abortions. A judge found similar laws unconstitutional in 1996 and 1997.
Newspaper Story - If Missouri receives funds from a national tobacco settlement or one achieved through the state's lawsuit, legislators have proposals on how to use th emoney, ranging from a rebate to taxpayers to applying it to various health care programs.
Radio Story - A partial-birth abortion bill is passed by the House without the health exception Governor Carnahan supported.
Newspaper Story - Insurance firms would been from using your genes to boost your health insurance rates.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave overwhelming first-round approval to a partial-birth abortion ban almost identical to what the governor vetoed last year.
Newspaper Story - The House votes to ban partial-birth abortions.
Radio Story - The women's health bill that includes a provision forcing insurance companies to pay for forty-eight hour hospital stays after mastectomies received first round approval from the House.
Radio Story - The sponsor of legislation to let death-row inmates trade their kidneys for their lives concedes his idea has little chance this year.
Newspaper Story - The bill to let death row inmates trade their kidneys for the lives ran into stiff opposition in committee - despite the international attention the idea has gotten.
Newspaper Story - A bill to allow small business employees access to the state's managed health care plan cleared the House Wednesday by a 101-53 vote.
Radio Story - Attorney General Nixon backs a plan that boosts the state's chances of winning a lawsuit against tobacco makers to recover Medicaid money.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers urged to make it easier for the Attorney General to win his lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Newspaper Story - A health insurance bill for small businesses stumbled in the House Budget Committee, but supporters hope to vote on the measure later in the week.
Newspaper Story - The only comprehensive welfare reform plan of the 1998 session has a tough road ahead of it.
Newspaper Story - The secretary of state granted an anti-smoking group permission to circulate an initiative petition against smoking around children.
Newspaper Story - A bill to create a pool of small businesses to purchase health insurance under the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan has lost support from the NFIB after a ban from covering elective abortions was included. Associated Industries of Missouri still considers the bill an option, but the Missouri Chamber of Commerce remains against it.
Newspaper Story - Legislators want to create local government-run family planning agencies, which would be prohibited from performing abortions.
Radio Story - Missouri due to pneumonia and influenza surpassed the 10-year average by 200.
Radio Story - Despite opposition from Senate Republicans, a measure that would provide health coverage for uninsured Missouri kids is on its way to the House.
Radio Story - A conservative Representative's surprise proposal caused some hand-wringing by abortion rights supporters in the House.
Radio Story - Representative Harlan's plan to expand state health care coverage to small employers has yet to be voted upon.
Newspaper Story - Bills to ban partial birth abortion will have more than just practical implications.
Radio Story - Yet another day of debate on the Senate floor delays a vote on the children's health care bill.
Newspaper Story - GOP debate blocks action on two health-care bills - one in the House and the other in the Senate.
Radio Story - For the third day, opposition debate stalls a House vote on legislation to assist small businesses in getting employee health insurance.
Newspaper Story - The debate over partial-birth abortion began anew Wednesday night in a Missouri House of Represntatives Committee hearing.
Newspaper Story - Increasing fees for selling alcohol proposed in Missouri's General Assembly.
Radio Story - The House Insurance Committee votes to ban insurance companies using genetic testing to set rates.
Newspaper Story - State representative proposes to restrict over-the-counter diet pills to persons under 21
Newspaper Story - The same day a bill to fund daycare programs at public schools, opposition stalled action on a similar measure in Senate committee.
Newspaper Story - Voters could decide whether to nearly triple the state excise tax on some alcohol under legislation heard Tuesday by the House Ways & Means Committee.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chuck Graham's appearance on NBC's Today Show has been postponed because of network scheduling conflicts. The show hopes to get Graham on TV next week to discuss his organ donation bill.
Newspaper Story - Legislation is filed to expand emergency medical services in Missouri.
Radio Story - Missouri's small business employees are one step closer to being able to join the state's consolidated health care plan.
Newspaper Story - Missouri government would get into the business of packaging health coverage plans for small-business workers under a measure heading to the full House for debate.
Newspaper Story - A bill would allow psychologists to prescribe drugs.
Radio Story - The House majority leader says anti-abortion lawmakers pressure her into dropping sponsoring a milder form of the ban on partial birth abortions.
Radio Story - Doctors told state lawmakers that hospitals aren't doing enough to protect hospital workers and patients.
Newspaper Story - Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tim Harlan would make health insurance available to small businesses and farmers through the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan, which currently covers state employees and local government employees.
Radio Story - A national flue epidemic test was held in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The senator who cast the vote that sustained Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto of a partial-birth abortion measure has sponsored a nearly identical bill. She said the language in last year's bill was to vague.
Newspaper Story - Death-row inmates could trade their kidneys for their lives under a proposal sponsored in Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - Federal, state and local officials met to discuss strategy and perform mock emergency plan implementation should a worldwide flu pandemic recur.
Radio Story - St Louis County Senator Betty Sims sponsors a measure calling for a partial birth abortion ban even though she helped defeat a similar bill last year.
Radio Story - Missouri to be a national test of how to handle any possiblee worldwide inluenza pandemic.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill would provide health insurance for thousands of uninsured children.
Newspaper Story - Missouri abortion clinics continue a high level of security following the bombing of an abortion clinic Thursday in Birmingham, Ala. Activitis on both sides condemn the bombing.
Radio Story - Mid-Missouri Planned Parenthood Clinics are keeping security on high alert after bombing in Birmingham.
Radio Story - The House Health Committee hears a bill to extend hospital stays for patients undergoing masectomies.
Newspaper Story - Bill proposed to direct Medicaid funds to individuals with disabilities for in-home care.
Newspaper Story - On the eve of the new legislative session, Gov. Mel Carnahan highlights the meth issue.
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