Two-thirds of seniors in nursing homes are covered by Medicaid and 39 percent of children have their healthcare coverage through Medicaid.  This is an essential resource for the most vulnerable in American society. The draft Health Care Bill released by the Senate today would begin to cut Medicaid services in 2021.  The time is now…

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Michael J. Readinger

The CHHSM board and staff are gearing up for a series of meetings by phone this spring and in person at our June board meeting to continue implementing our strategic plan. Some of these initiatives are a continuation of the goals we set over the last couple of years, while some are new ideas that…

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People protesting I advocate for children

More than 100 St. Louis-area residents –– organized by United Church of Christ-related Deaconess Foundation –– will join thousands converging on Missouri’s State Capitol in Jefferson on April 6 for the state’s 35th annual Child Advocacy Day. Deaconess is organizing its #GetOnTheBus campaign to help community residents turn out for the day of marching, meetings…

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Stethoscope

The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human…

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Leaders of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries played a significant role at in-district legislative advocacy meetings this summer organized by LeadingAge, a national organization that exists to expand the world of possibilities for the aging. Former UCC General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, who is a member of…

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