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ACA requires chronic care coverage

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri has established a Chronic Care Program to help patients with chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes, asthma and depression.

Affordable Care Act covers kids

Pediatrics on list of essential health benefits

In terms of pediatrics, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is all about expanding health coverage for children, says St. Mary’s Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Aaron Scholer.

Medicare, insurance companies placing caps on rehab visits

A local physical therapist says the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, isn’t necessarily adding additional rehabilitation benefits to those already covered by health insurance plans.

Access to mental health care expanding

Experts: Lack of insurance did impede treatment

Area mental health officials say great strides have been made in recent years in terms of mental health services.

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Maternity, newborn care required coverage under ACA

In 2013, more than 1,500 babies were born at Jefferson City hospitals — 926 babies at Capital Region Medical Center and 625 babies at St. Mary's Health Center.

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Health insurance law may dramatically affect pharmacists, patients

A tough pill to swallow?

Some Missouri pharmacists say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not only affect patients’ prescriptions, but also the way pharmacists perform their jobs.

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Affordable Care Act mandates emergency services

Local hospitals each see about 3,000 ER visits a month

When the full effects of the Affordable Care Act are in place, all health insurance plans must cover emergency services — one of 10 health benefits required by the law.

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Affordable Care Act mandates 10 essential health benefits

‘Continuum of care’

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health insurance plans in the Marketplace to cover 10 essential health benefits. And in some cases, those 10 essential benefits fall in line with how health care providers are already evolving their care.

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