More options. Lower costs.
Ahead of the 2018 elections, the Missouri Democratic Party is unveiling state-level policy priorities for a “Healthy Missouri” designed to build a healthcare system with more options and lower costs for Missourians.
Increase competition and create more healthcare options for Missourians by allowing individuals to buy into Medicaid at actual cost.
After fully restoring recently cut resources to the MORx program, increase pricing transparency by forcing pharmaceutical companies to disclose information on price hikes, and ban pharmaceutical companies from giving physicians gifts.
Enact a full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Create an actual comprehensive Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) that gives prescribers the tools they need to prevent “doctor shopping.”
Take steps to close the gap in racial health disparities by making sure the Board of Healing Arts incorporates cultural awareness and a diversity training component into medical education.
Once again participate in the Family Planning Program in Medicaid to increase access to contraception for women age 18-55 in Missouri, while saving the state over $9 million.
Enable veterans to take time off from work, unpaid and with notice provided, to access VA healthcare for service-connected health conditions.
Empower private attorneys with the authority to crack down on Medicaid fraud on behalf of the state to save taxpayers money and reduce healthcare costs.