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March 12, 2013
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  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Gov. Nixon says businesses see need to expand Medicaid
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, said business groups and Republican governors of other states see Medicaid expansion as fiscally wise. "We cannot let Missouri fall behind. If we fail to act, those jobs and those investments will go to those other states: They'll get the benefit, we'll get the bill," he said. Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nurse staffing bill hits snag in Minn.
    A Minnesota bill that would force hospitals to meet nurse staffing standards may be stalled in the state Legislature. A committee leader wants hospitals and nurses to move toward a consensus before a hearing is scheduled. Minnesota Public Radio (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ky. law makes it easier for some patients to get pain drugs
    Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a measure to make it easier for patients with terminal illnesses, along with those in hospitals and nursing homes, to get needed pain medication. State Senate President Robert Stivers, a Republican, called the measure "a common-sense approach" to ensure there is no diversion of prescription pain drugs or drug abuse while providing pain relief. WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV (Louisville, Ky.) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ohio nurse says volunteer EMT work led to nursing career
    Metro Life Flight chief flight nurse Deanna Dague-Harris says being a volunteer emergency medical technician/firefighter gave her a look at emergency medicine and started her on a career in nursing. She says the best advice she got was from Elaine Nichols of the School of Nursing at the University of Akron in Ohio, who guided her toward nursing school and getting a bachelor's degree. The Medina County Gazette (Ohio) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Home care budget nearly exhausted in Ill.
    Illinois officials said a program that provides home care for 80,000 seniors and people with disabilities could run out of money by Friday. Some residents could go to nursing homes, where care costs are higher. Reuters (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MONA News 
  • Participate in the MONA Regional Advocacy Network
    Want to learn more about the legislative process and how MONA advocates for you at the Missouri Capitol? RSVP today to participate in one or more MONA Regional Advocacy Network events. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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