hospitals http://kcur.org en Nixon Announces Bond Issue For New State Psychiatric Hospital http://kcur.org/post/nixon-announces-bond-issue-new-state-psychiatric-hospital <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced plans to use a bond issue to pay for construction of a new state psychiatric hospital in Fulton.</p><p>Fulton State Hospital opened in 1851 and is the oldest state mental hospital west of the Mississippi River. Nixon says the bond issue will be part of his overall state budget request for next year, and that it’s sorely needed to rebuild an aging and sometimes dangerous facility.</p><p>“Based on workers’ compensation costs, it’s far more dangerous to work here at Fulton than any Department of Corrections facility,” said Nixon.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:13:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48084 at http://kcur.org Study Says Kansas City Hospital Prices 'Unusually High' http://kcur.org/post/study-says-kansas-city-hospital-prices-unusually-high <p>A new study shows that the prices private insurers pay to hospitals vary widely. Not only that, they're much higher than what Medicare pays — especially in Kansas City.</p><p><a href="http://www.hschange.com/CONTENT/1375/#ib12">The study</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">done by the non-profit Center for Studying Health System Change, reviewed actual claims paid for more than $500,000&nbsp;</span>auto workers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and their families in 13 </span>Midwestern<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> metropolitan areas. </span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:35:52 +0000 Bryan Thompson 43704 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 4, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-june-4-2012 <p>More hospitals in Missouri are giving away care, and oil and gas companies insist they pay their fair share of taxes in Kansas.&nbsp; It&#39;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:18:41 +0000 Maria Carter 18769 at http://kcur.org