Archive For July 17, 2020

Hunger in the Heartland: Food Insecurity in the Show-Me State

Food Insecurity

We already know that Missourians can do without a lot of things. We don’t have to drive the newest cars, and we don’t have to have the latest iPhone. By and large, Show-Me State residents are practical people. They work hard to pay the bills and put a roof over their heads. They stand on…

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Fix the Flat. Expand Medicaid.

Medicaid

Note: Updated on July 8, 2020   Frankly, Medicaid expansion isn’t one of the most exciting things to talk about. Maybe this analogy will help:         The overall health of our state is riding on those four tires. The one that’s going flat? That one represents the 230,000 Missourians who aren’t able…

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Rural Missouri, Meet COVID-19.

Rural Missouri

Note: Updated on July 11, 2020 to reflect the latest data:    Macon +167% Reynolds +100% Douglas +71% Carroll +44% Randolph +31% Christian +30% Gasconade +25% Henry +25% Caldwell +25% Cooper +22%   We realize the actual number of positive cases in those counties may be low because they are rural, but for every person…

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