On 14 Aug 2015, in
The facts are sobering. Missouri has an uninsured population of approximately 877,000 (about 15 percent of the state’s population). More than 30 percent of Missourians are now obese, and the diabetes rate is nearing 10 percent. And while decreasing, about 21 percent of the state’s residents still smoke. Health care costs are on the rise, creating challenging road blocks for businesses, individuals and providers. Although the United States spends more money than any other nation on health care, our citizens are not healthier.