Stories tagged: "Missouri"

Doctor kneels before a distraught patient sick with COVID-19
COVID Hits a Little Differently in Small Rural Hospitals: Everyone Knows Everyone

As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, he greets most of his patients by their first names.

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230,000 More Missourians Will Now Get the Health Coverage They Need

Missouri voters approved expanding Medicaid on Tuesday despite a lawsuit supported by their Republican leadership to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film "Knock Down the House" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Why Cori Bush’s Win in Missouri Is Such a Big Deal

Bush’s supporters said protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis and outrage over racial injustice finally pushed her over the edge.