Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Virginia Young, working in partnership with KHN, reports on how the Medicaid expansion is playing in Missouri: "They traveled to six, far-flung Missouri cities. They held marathon public hearings. They got detailed state briefings. So what did the 52-member House Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform conclude? That people want both Medicaid expansion and reform. A seven-page draft report circulated by state Rep. Noel Torpey, R-Independence, the group’s chairman, ends with that statement. There is no elaboration. The rest of the report generally highlights testimony received, without naming witnesses" (Young, 9/11).
Also on Capsules, KHN's Mary Agnes Carey reports on a new AMA website to help doctors answer health law questions: "The website also aims to explain the law’s online marketplaces, or exchanges, which open for enrollment Oct. 1 with coverage beginning on Jan. 1" (Carey, 9/11). Check out what else is on the blog.