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During visit to Franklin County, Gov. Nixon discusses how Missouri’s mental health initiative helps thousands get the care they need

WASHINGTON, Mo. – During a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement and mental health care professionals in Franklin County today, Gov. Jay Nixon discussed how a strategic initiative launched two years ago to strengthen Missouri’s mental health system is continuing to yield significant results. To date, there have been more than 14,000 contacts between Community Mental Health Liaisons, law enforcement and the courts, with 7,500 referrals to mental health services.

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Master Gardener Speaker Series being held Feb. 10

    On Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. the Gasconade County Master Gardeners will host Rick Kacenski, principal of dtls-studio, landscape architects of St Louis.  The Speaker Series will take place at the Gasconade County R-1 Schools Administration Building, 170 Blue Pride Drive, Hermann, MO.

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MU Extension offering diabetes management program

    The Gasconade County Extension Center will be offering a program titled Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes, a four week class designed to provide you with practical information and skills needed to self-manage diabetes and promote optimal health.

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88 percent of Missouri consumers who signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace are getting financial assistance to lower monthly premiums

As the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up approaches, HHS is encouraging Missouri consumers to check out their options for quality affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  As of Jan. 16, 209,336 Missouri consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in Marketplace coverage.

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Missouri, as part of 25-state consortium, designates new Hepatitis C drug for Medicaid patients

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State of Missouri, as part of a 25-state purchasing consortium that includes Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin, entered into an agreement on Jan. 22, 2015 to begin using Viekira for Medicaid patients with Hepatitis C who meet certain medical criteria. Viekira was recently approved by the FDA on Dec. 19, 2014.

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