Sidney Watson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are You Ready? What You Need To Know Before March 31 ACA Enrollment Deadline http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-you-ready-what-you-need-know-march-31-aca-enrollment-deadline <p>The first open enrollment period for insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends March 31, and individuals who don’t have insurance by that deadline could face penalties.</p><p>Joining us to discuss enrollment, the deadline, and those penalties were three guests who are experts on what the Affordable Care Act provisions mean for Missourians:</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:35:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 34369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are You Ready? What You Need To Know Before March 31 ACA Enrollment Deadline Update: Month One Of Health Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-month-one-health-coverage-under-affordable-care-act <p>As of January 1<sup>st</sup>, the first Americans enrolled in health insurance via the Affordable Care Act began receiving coverage.</p><p>According to Professor Sidney Watson of the Saint Louis University Health Law Policy Center, a little more than 33,000 Missourians have signed up for plans through the federal Marketplace so far, leaving another 467,000 Missourians eligible to enroll. Almost 26,000 Missourians have enrolled in Medicaid.</p><p>“We think most of them are children,” Watson said. “Parents were going to the Marketplace and realizing their children were eligible.” &nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:09:59 +0000 Camille Phillips 33067 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Month One Of Health Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-kicks-series-medicaid-hearings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A series of hearings by state lawmakers into Missouri&#39;s Medicaid system has begun.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:42:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30207 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings