Healthcare http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Safety-Net Healthcare Provider ConnectCare To Close All Services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-safety-net-healthcare-provider-connectcare-close-all-services <p>The St. Louis-based safety-net healthcare provider <a href="http://www.stlconnectcare.org/">ConnectCare</a> will close its remaining facilities at the end of next week.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stlconnectcare.org/departments/smiley-urgent-care/">Smiley Urgent Care Center</a>, along with ConnectCare’s radiology, pharmacy, laboratory and preventative services will all close on Nov. 15.</p><p>The nonprofit organization, which served patients regardless of their ability to pay, had already discontinued outpatient specialty care and transportation services last month.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:01:03 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 31167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Safety-Net Healthcare Provider ConnectCare To Close All Services Blunt Says Sebelius Should Testify On ACA Website Glitches http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-says-sebelius-should-testify-aca-website-glitches <p><em><strong>Updated on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with details from&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog post.&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p><p>Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should testify before a House committee on technical glitches surrounding <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/">Healthcare.Gov.</a></p><p>The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Sebelius asking her to testify this week. She has yet to publicly respond to the request.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:42:52 +0000 Tim Lloyd 30802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Says Sebelius Should Testify On ACA Website Glitches Answering Questions About The Affordable Care Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/answering-questions-about-affordable-care-act <p>Sign-up for major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, begins October 1st.</p><p>With less than three months before marketplace exchanges for health insurance go online, many questions remain about who is eligible, what the requirements are and what kind of penalties people and businesses may face if they or their employees continue to be uninsured come January 2014.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:03:45 +0000 Camille Phillips 28453 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Answering Questions About The Affordable Care Act