Keith Frederick http://kcur.org en Medical Groups Clash Over Missouri Bill Creating New Class of Health Provider http://kcur.org/post/medical-groups-clash-over-missouri-bill-creating-new-class-health-provider <p>Over a fifth of Missourians, especially those who live in rural areas, don't have adequate access to doctors, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p>Now the state Legislature has approved a plan to address the problem by creating a new kind of health occupation.</p><p>The first such plan in the country, it has pitted health providers against one another amid concerns about its effect on the health of patients and the dilution of professional standards.</p><p><strong>Medically underserved</strong></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:01:32 +0000 Alex Smith 58308 at http://kcur.org Medical Groups Clash Over Missouri Bill Creating New Class of Health Provider Missouri House Votes To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-votes-repeal-mandatory-motorcycle-helmet-law <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has passed legislation that would allow motorcyclists to ride without wearing helmets.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:13:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36135 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Votes To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law