Click on the link or the cover above and read about the top issues MSMA covered for you in 2020. Many of the provisions passed as amendments due to the fact there was not enough time to pass them as stand-alone bills. It meant fewer bills passed, but those that did were massive omnibus bills. Considering how upside-down the year was with COVID-19, we’re pleased with the results.
MSMA and ActionPPE are working together to offer Missouri physicians the opportunity to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Through this partnership formed by MSMA and ActionPPE, Missouri physicians can obtain PPE through a dedicated distribution network, and at more reasonable prices. This effort is intended to provide physician practices with the PPE they need at this critical time. We want to keep your offices open, while providing a safe environment for you, your staff, and patients. Click here to direct order certified PPE!
Missouri Votes to Expands Medicaid to Increase Access Statewide
Voters waited with bated breath on August 4 to find out the results of the primary election. One of the most hotly contested issues on the ballot was Amendment 2, which would expand Medicaid services in the state to people making 138% of the federal poverty level. By the end of the night, the results were in: Medicaid expansion passed! MSMA was part of a coalition of healthcare organizations and providers who supported Amendment 2. MSMA supported Medicaid expansion because we want patients to have access to the best healthcare options possible. Increased access to healthcare is linked to better health outcomes in patients of all ages. In particular, access to preventative healthcare can help prevent or delay the onset of much more costly and devastating chronic healthcare problems for patients. We expect the General Assembly to being discussing implementation of expansion during the 2021 legislative session. According to the Missouri Constitution, expansion must take effect by July 1, 2020.
#MaskUpMO! Join MSMA's social media campaign, #MaskUpMO, designed to encourage mask use among Missourians. Send a mask-wearing selfie to MSMA (email@example.com). Staff will post to our social media channels. If you want to create your own #MaskUpMO post, we’ll retweet it. We’d love it if you would share and retweet our posts and encourage others to use the hashtag.