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1996 Health Stories
Radio Story - An AIDS advocate says the Department could help double the number of HIV-infected people.
Radio Story - An AIDS advocate says the Department is holding back funding to help HIV-infected patients.
Radio Story - Governor to make managed care part of his legislative agenda.
Radio Story - State to hold lottery for AIDS treatment.
Radio Story - Directors of Health and Labor announced their resignations at the same time.
Radio Story - Head of the Missouri Health Department resigns.
Radio Story - A committee studying managed care releases 33 suggestions.
Radio Story - Legislators recommend more emergency room coverage
Radio Story - A legislative committee suggests more communication between doctors and patients
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers to recommend more emergency room coverage
Newspaper Story - HMO representatives argue for gag rules on doctors.
Radio Story - HMO draft regulations unveiled by a legislative committee.
Radio Story - With HMO's growing, experts say regulation is necessary and in the future.
Radio Story - Two HMO clients voice conflicting views about managed care.
Radio Story - Experts explain the ups and downs of managed care.
Radio Story - Doctors voice concerns about managed care.
Infobox on hepatitis facts.
Newspaper Story - Missourians facing threat of hepatitis.
Newspaper Story - House sustains governor's abortion-regulation veto.
Newspaper Story - State considers appeal of court rejection of Blue Cross profit-making order.
Radio Story - Legislative health committee zeroing in on managed-care regulation.
Radio Story - Missouri's Department of Insurance has not yet decided to appeal the ruling in favor of Blue Cross keeping it's assets.
Newspaper Story - Legislative committee moving toward HMO regulation.
Radio Story - Candidates for attorney general agree that the state shouldn't waste the money on lawsuits.
Radio Story - Health Department spokesman favors state suing tobacco industry.
Radio Story - State delays on tobacco lawsuit about health costs.
Radio Story - Missouri's Health Department urges Missourians to get tested for AIDS.
Legislative sends governor limited abortion-regulation bill.
The relatives of patients with Alzheimers disease would get more information concerning their loved ones.
Infobox on changes in mental health commitment approved by lawmakers.
Major reorganization of mental health commitment laws clears legislature.
A bill that would make it easier to commit someone for psychiatric care is one step away from becoming law.
History of mental health commitment problems.
Senate passes limited abortion-regulation bill.
Senate rejects compromise on abortion sponsored by all the Senate's women members (newspaper story).
The House approves changes in involuntary commitment for the mentally ill.
The House unanimously approves policy changes in the commitment and release of the mentally ill.
Women senators see their version of the abortion bill defeated
Three women senators draft their own version of the abortion bill
Non-married, same-sex pigs authorized to carry concealed weapons under legislative staffer's suggested bill.
Abortion dispute stalls budget in House
Senate leadership split on whether to deal with HMO regulation in 1996.
Representatives vote to reject a health budget until six words are added to the legislation.
Senate committee passes abortion bill, despite governor's veto threat.
Governor Carnahan will sign a bill that mandates free immunizations for the insured.
Governor gets bill to assure hospital stay coverage for women after they deliver.
The governor says he will veto legislation to restrict abortion.
The governor says he is opposed to an attempt to add caregivers to Tel-Link.
Senate votes to let towns continue to regulate tobacco sales.
The Missouri Senate has approved a House bill to improve the state's immunization practices.
Members of the Missouri Senate have agreed to a bill forcing health insurance companies and HMO's to cover the cost of child immunizations.
The Senate approves requiring health insurance cover minimum hospital stays for new mothers.
House approves giving courts power to order AIDS tests of anyone.
The Senate approves insurance coverage of child immunization and 48 hour post-delivery hospital stays.
Compromise suggested on anti-abortion legislation.
Senate's anti-abortion leader suggests compromise.
KC Blue Shield Blue Cross's for-profit plan hits Senate opposition.
Senate debate blocks vote on Blue Cross & Blue Shield's for-profit plans.
The Senate votes to make it easier to commit people for psychiatric treatment (radio story).
Senate passes overhaul of mental health commitment law (newspaper story).
House sends abortion-regulation bill to Senate.
House approves requirements on doctors performing abortions.
The House passed a bill creating new requirements for abortion seekers and the physicians who perform them.
The House approves abortion regulation bill.
Missouri anti-abortion forces happy House-passed abortion restrictions.
The House passes an abortion bill amid objections by Planned Parenthood.
The Health Department's Tel-Link program is praised by all sides of the abortion debate.
Anti-smoking forces charge tobacco industry trying to block local control of tobacco.
Some Missouri drinking water may be unsafe.
Missouri legislators stall on HMO bills, while the medical community and insurance industry continue to bicker.
A House bill would force nursing homes to describe what special Alzheimer's care includes.
In effort to stall regulatory measures on HMOs, Senate President Pro Tem asked colleagues to form a packaged health care plan.
Radio Story - Morticians want their own guidelines to become state law.
Subcommittee fails to find compromise on abortion.
Effort at compromise on abortion fails.
What's an HMO that's getting so much legislative attention.
Main provisions in the various HMO bills.
Complaints about HMOs prompt legislative action.
House approves minimum hospital stay for new mothers.
House rejects raising taxes to pay for child immunization.
Blue Cross profit-making plans run into legislative questions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield asks legislature to allow it to become profit making.
Abortion restriction bill tossed to subcommittee in search of a compromise.
Docs rally to demand HMO regulation.
House & Senate committees approve stronger child-immunization bills.
Health Department pushing for stronger immunization laws.
Anti-abortion bill heard by Senate committee.
New House speaker endorses governor's legislative program.
Anti-abortion forces hopeful with new House leadership.
Anti-abortion forces rally to push abortion restriction legislation.
Senate debates requiring minimum coverage for a hospital stay after delivery.
Governor leaves health insurance regulation off his agenda.
Insurance industry questions bill to assure minimum hospital stay for birth.
Legislator questions mandating hospital coverage for new moms.
Preview of the major issues that have emerged for the 1996 legislative session.
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