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Despite Medicaid cuts, health care access improves in St. Louis, says report

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

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St. Louis – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission has released its Access to Care Data Report.

The RHC was created in 2002 to help strengthen the regional safety net of health care for the uninsured and underinsured.

Robert Fruend Jr. is the commission's CEO. He says while nearly 38,000 people lost insurance through Medicaid cuts and loss of work coverage, access to care in the region actually improved since the commission's last report in 2002.

Fruend spoke with KWMU's Maria Hickey.

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