#cleanmissouri

Tag posts on Instagram

154 posts

Top Posts

Missouri voters deserve a government that works for them and their families, not political insiders. Demand integrity, transparency, and accountability. Vote YES on Amendment 1! #CleanMissouri #CountryOverParty #UnrigTheSystem

Missouri voters deserve a government that works for them and their families, not political insiders. Demand integrity, transparency, and accountability. Vote YES on Amendment 1! #CleanMissouri #CountryOverParty #UnrigTheSystem

One of our writers put together her recommendations for voting, along with all kinds of resources to help you make the best decision. ✔️Educate yourself on Missouri's ballot measures before heading to the polls on Tuesday at the link in our bio. 🗳Swipe for the summary. 👉🏼 #vote #midterms #elections #gotv #feminism #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #raiseup #propb #newapproach #medicalmarijuana #amendment2 #noon3 #noonc #midwest #missouri #intersectionalfeminism #progressive #change #smashthepatriarchy #whoruntheworld #myvote #myvoice #hearus #flipthesenate #flipthehouse #juliejoplin #joplin

One of our writers put together her recommendations for voting, along with all kinds of resources to help you make the best decision. ✔️Educate yourself on Missouri's ballot measures before heading to the polls on Tuesday at the link in our bio. 🗳Swipe for the summary. 👉🏼 #vote #midterms #elections #gotv #feminism #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #raiseup #propb #newapproach #medicalmarijuana #amendment2 #noon3 #noonc #midwest #missouri #intersectionalfeminism #progressive #change #smashthepatriarchy #whoruntheworld #myvote #myvoice #hearus #flipthesenate #flipthehouse #juliejoplin #joplin

If you're at TGP farmer's market we're here taking signatures for Clean Missouri to take big money out of Missouri politics. Find me and I'll tell you more! Ready, go!
#moleg #cleanmo #cleanmissouri #stl

If you're at TGP farmer's market we're here taking signatures for Clean Missouri to take big money out of Missouri politics. Find me and I'll tell you more! Ready, go!
#moleg #cleanmo #cleanmissouri #stl

Weekend door-knocking highlights: (1) very good doggo who insisted I share my walk sheet; (2) wonderful conversation with @sheddi17’s parents, who I hadn’t seen since high school; (3) great reminder of the impact of voter contact!
.
We’ve got one week to go - if you haven’t taken action yet, *now* is the time. Sign up for a canvass shift with @ppact — link in bio!

#PinkOutTheVote #MarchVoteWin #MoSen #TeamClaire #CleanMissouri #VoteYesOnPropB #CortForCongress @electkevinfitzgerald

Weekend door-knocking highlights: (1) very good doggo who insisted I share my walk sheet; (2) wonderful conversation with @sheddi17 ’s parents, who I hadn’t seen since high school; (3) great reminder of the impact of voter contact!
.
We’ve got one week to go - if you haven’t taken action yet, *now* is the time. Sign up for a canvass shift with @ppact — link in bio!

#PinkOutTheVote #MarchVoteWin #MoSen #TeamClaire #CleanMissouri #VoteYesOnPropB #CortForCongress @electkevinfitzgerald

GREAT day knocking doors for @clairecmc, @cleanmissouri & @VoteYesOnPropB this beautiful fall afternoon! 
17 days out - there are plenty of chances to volunteer & snag our sweet Planned Parenthood Action #MarchVoteWin shirts. Sign up @ link in bio or comment if you’d like more info! 
#GOTV #TakeItBack #VoteBlue #MoSen #CleanMissouri #RaiseUpMO

GREAT day knocking doors for @clairecmc , @cleanmissouri & @VoteYesOnPropB this beautiful fall afternoon!
17 days out - there are plenty of chances to volunteer & snag our sweet Planned Parenthood Action #MarchVoteWin shirts. Sign up @ link in bio or comment if you’d like more info!
#GOTV #TakeItBack #VoteBlue #MoSen #CleanMissouri #RaiseUpMO

Join us Thursday, September 28 from 6-7 p.m. @ the Royale! Listen to Robin Utz talk about why we NEED #CLEANmissouri on the ballot!

Join us Thursday, September 28 from 6-7 p.m. @ the Royale! Listen to Robin Utz talk about why we NEED #CLEANmissouri on the ballot!

Plus 15 behind me and 30+ inside at 6:08 AM. .
.
.
.
.
#vote #electionday #midterms #jacomo #bluesprings #cleanmissouri

Plus 15 behind me and 30+ inside at 6:08 AM. .
.
.
.
.
#vote #electionday #midterms #jacomo #bluesprings #cleanmissouri

Blue Tsunami Phone event. Here with 150+ fierce women calling voters about upcoming election. Yes on #cleanmissouri #WomenToWomen #plannedparenthoodvotes #bluewave #goodandmad #stlouis #novemberiscoming #MarchVoteWin

Blue Tsunami Phone event. Here with 150+ fierce women calling voters about upcoming election. Yes on #cleanmissouri #WomenToWomen #plannedparenthoodvotes #bluewave #goodandmad #stlouis #novemberiscoming #MarchVoteWin

Most Recent

This wall might be the closest thing Springfield has to an ocean🌊, but even the people in the middle of Missouri have the power to impact the environment. 
Let’s brainstorm ways to help our planet and keep our oceans clean🌏
-use reusable bags when you head to the grocery store. Stop wasting so much plastic. 🍎🍋🥕
-use reusable straws and save those cute little turtles and all the other marine life. 🐢
-thrift! Donate clothes you don’t wear anymore instead of throwing them away! And while you’re there maybe you’ll find an awesome treasure to take home with you.👕👖👚 -ride your bike or walk to class. Save money on gas and help the ozone layer at the same time. 🚲
-stop buying plastic water bottles. Use a refillable water bottle. Again you’ll stop wasting plastic and again save money for yourself!💸 Other cities make it really easy to recycle however it isn’t very convenient in Springfield, it’s our responsibility to find ways to do our part. 
Let’s keep our Earth beautiful and healthy. 
How are you helping this gorgeous planet??🌿

This wall might be the closest thing Springfield has to an ocean🌊, but even the people in the middle of Missouri have the power to impact the environment.
Let’s brainstorm ways to help our planet and keep our oceans clean🌏
-use reusable bags when you head to the grocery store. Stop wasting so much plastic. 🍎🍋🥕
-use reusable straws and save those cute little turtles and all the other marine life. 🐢
-thrift! Donate clothes you don’t wear anymore instead of throwing them away! And while you’re there maybe you’ll find an awesome treasure to take home with you.👕👖👚 -ride your bike or walk to class. Save money on gas and help the ozone layer at the same time. 🚲
-stop buying plastic water bottles. Use a refillable water bottle. Again you’ll stop wasting plastic and again save money for yourself!💸 Other cities make it really easy to recycle however it isn’t very convenient in Springfield, it’s our responsibility to find ways to do our part.
Let’s keep our Earth beautiful and healthy.
How are you helping this gorgeous planet??🌿

Our efforts to pass Amendment 1 made an impact on lobbyist spending during the 2019 legislative session! •
•
Lobbyist spending on the MO General Assembly was $300,000 in 2018, and has dropped by 94% since the passage of Amendment 1.💲💲💲
•
•
Read more at the link in our bio. •
•
#MOHealthCareAction #MOLeg #campaignfinance #amendment1 #cleanmissouri

Our efforts to pass Amendment 1 made an impact on lobbyist spending during the 2019 legislative session! •

Lobbyist spending on the MO General Assembly was $300,000 in 2018, and has dropped by 94% since the passage of Amendment 1.💲💲💲


Read more at the link in our bio. •

#MOHealthCareAction #MOLeg #campaignfinance #amendment1 #cleanmissouri

Contact your legislators today and tell them to oppose any attempts to undermine the anti-gerrymandering rules in Missouri's constitution. bit.ly/2LH5nVT
#KeepMOClean #DefendTheWin #CleanMissouri

Contact your legislators today and tell them to oppose any attempts to undermine the anti-gerrymandering rules in Missouri's constitution. bit.ly/2LH5nVT
#KeepMOClean #DefendTheWin #CleanMissouri

A politicians' gerrymandering scheme to undo the will of voters -- #HJR48 -- is expected to be debated by the full state senate in the coming days. Contact your senator and tell them to protect fair maps >> http://bit.ly/gerrymandering-is-bad⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

A politicians' gerrymandering scheme to undo the will of voters -- #HJR48 -- is expected to be debated by the full state senate in the coming days. Contact your senator and tell them to protect fair maps >> http://bit.ly/gerrymandering-is-bad⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

Politicians' gerrymandering scheme to undo the will of voters -- #HJR48 -- is expected to be debated by the full state senate in the coming days. Contact your senator and tell them to protect fair maps >> http://bit.ly/gerrymandering-is-bad (link in the bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthCareAll #MOHealthAction #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

Politicians' gerrymandering scheme to undo the will of voters -- #HJR48 -- is expected to be debated by the full state senate in the coming days. Contact your senator and tell them to protect fair maps >> http://bit.ly/gerrymandering-is-bad (link in the bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthCareAll #MOHealthAction #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

If approved by voters, the HCS would eliminate the nonpartisan state demographer and move partisan fairness and competitiveness to the lowest priority in the redistricting process. 
The House also added language that may shift the basis of redistricting away from total population, as is currently the practice in all 50 states. LWVMO strongly opposes HJR 48.

#opposehjr48 #cleanmissouri

If approved by voters, the HCS would eliminate the nonpartisan state demographer and move partisan fairness and competitiveness to the lowest priority in the redistricting process.
The House also added language that may shift the basis of redistricting away from total population, as is currently the practice in all 50 states. LWVMO strongly opposes HJR 48.

#opposehjr48 #cleanmissouri

We voted for fair maps - but some legislators are set on putting gerrymandering back into Missouri. Don’t let them ignore the will of the people! >> (link in bio) https://actionnetwork.org/letters/house-passed-stealth-gerrymandering-scheme/⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthCareAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #FairMaps #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #healthcare

We voted for fair maps - but some legislators are set on putting gerrymandering back into Missouri. Don’t let them ignore the will of the people! >> (link in bio) https://actionnetwork.org/letters/house-passed-stealth-gerrymandering-scheme/⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#MOHealthCareAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #FairMaps #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #healthcare

CLEAN is being attacked by #moleg as we speak. Read more at the link in the bio and then contact your state representatives TODAY to defend our win!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#cleanmissouri #fair #maps #moleg #democracy #healthcare #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcarecaction #defense #amendment1

CLEAN is being attacked by #moleg as we speak. Read more at the link in the bio and then contact your state representatives TODAY to defend our win!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#cleanmissouri #fair #maps #moleg #democracy #healthcare #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcarecaction #defense #amendment1

Some #moleg politicians are trying to pass a new gerrymandering scheme - undermining the will of the people who voted for Amendment 1. Read more using the link in our bio! https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/voters-approved-clean-missouri-but-lawmakers-want-them-to-reconsider/article_4a4739e4-404d-11e9-b735-bfff863b5ed4.html ⠀
.⠀
.⠀
. ⠀
#MOHealthAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

Some #moleg politicians are trying to pass a new gerrymandering scheme - undermining the will of the people who voted for Amendment 1. Read more using the link in our bio! https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/voters-approved-clean-missouri-but-lawmakers-want-them-to-reconsider/article_4a4739e4-404d-11e9-b735-bfff863b5ed4.html ⠀
.⠀
.⠀
. ⠀
#MOHealthAction #MOHealthCareAll #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MOLeg #DefendTheWin #ProtectOurRights #ColumbiaMissourian #MidtermElections2018 #Gerrymandering #PartisanFairness #Competitiveness #Redistricting #Accountability #Missouri #WeNeedChange #Democracy #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

It is imperative for a chance at real health care justice, that we protect Amendment 1 (CLEAN) and the Initiative Petition Process. ⠀
*Constituents: contact Senator Rowden, Senator Schaatz, and Rep. Luetkemeyer and tell them you believe in the purpose of CLEAN and the will of the people! ⠀
*HRJ 51 (Plocher) requires 60% passage for constitutional amendments, and was in committee today at noon.⠀
*Senate bills (SB5 and SJR1) are 1 and 2 on the Senate calendar and are likely coming up today.⠀
*Jobs with Justice is running phonebanks and pledge card programs in every region of the state. If you want to phonebank, message us and we will connect you with the organizer in your area.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #cleanmissouri #moleg  #ethics #accountability #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange

It is imperative for a chance at real health care justice, that we protect Amendment 1 (CLEAN) and the Initiative Petition Process. ⠀
*Constituents: contact Senator Rowden, Senator Schaatz, and Rep. Luetkemeyer and tell them you believe in the purpose of CLEAN and the will of the people! ⠀
*HRJ 51 (Plocher) requires 60% passage for constitutional amendments, and was in committee today at noon.⠀
*Senate bills (SB5 and SJR1) are 1 and 2 on the Senate calendar and are likely coming up today.⠀
*Jobs with Justice is running phonebanks and pledge card programs in every region of the state. If you want to phonebank, message us and we will connect you with the organizer in your area.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #cleanmissouri #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange

These bills are a direct attack on YOUR ability to participate in the state's political process! Tell your Representative to leave Missouri's initiative petition process alone here: https://missourihealthcareforall.org/protect-our-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR2KnbCCMSKpNoN1dtxjOSCEPTpg3mCcRtq9698_P70UI2_IqRUZQrd6-ek#/46/ ⠀
⠀
Read more below: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-committee-looks-make-it-tougher-get-initiatives-ballot#stream/0⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ballotinitiative #petition #politicalprocess #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #healthcare #healthcareforall

These bills are a direct attack on YOUR ability to participate in the state's political process! Tell your Representative to leave Missouri's initiative petition process alone here: https://missourihealthcareforall.org/protect-our-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR2KnbCCMSKpNoN1dtxjOSCEPTpg3mCcRtq9698_P70UI2_IqRUZQrd6-ek#/46/ ⠀

Read more below: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-committee-looks-make-it-tougher-get-initiatives-ballot #stream /0⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ballotinitiative #petition #politicalprocess #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #healthcare #healthcareforall

Missouri lawmakers are considering numerous bills to make it harder and more expensive for citizens to file, qualify, and pass initiative petitions. These bills are a direct attack on YOUR ability to participate in the state's political process. Please contact your State Representative today and tell them to leave Missouri's initiative petition process alone (link also in bio): https://missourihealthcareforall.org/protect-our-democracy/#/46/⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ballotinitiative #petition #politicalprocess #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #healthcare #healthcareforall

Missouri lawmakers are considering numerous bills to make it harder and more expensive for citizens to file, qualify, and pass initiative petitions. These bills are a direct attack on YOUR ability to participate in the state's political process. Please contact your State Representative today and tell them to leave Missouri's initiative petition process alone (link also in bio): https://missourihealthcareforall.org/protect-our-democracy/#/46/⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ballotinitiative #petition #politicalprocess #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #healthcare #healthcareforall

We voted for fair and competitive maps—but some legislators are set on putting gerrymandering back into our state. Don’t let them ignore the will of the people! >> https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-gerrymandering-out-of-missouri (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #gerrymandering #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

We voted for fair and competitive maps—but some legislators are set on putting gerrymandering back into our state. Don’t let them ignore the will of the people! >> https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-gerrymandering-out-of-missouri (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #gerrymandering #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Amendment 1 is Missouri law, but some politicians want to change that. Sign up to volunteer to protect the will of the people with @cleanmissouri >> www.cleanmissouri.org/volunteer (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #sunshinelaw #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #volunteer #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Amendment 1 is Missouri law, but some politicians want to change that. Sign up to volunteer to protect the will of the people with @cleanmissouri >> www.cleanmissouri.org/volunteer (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #sunshinelaw #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #volunteer #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

No matter what legislators say, there’s no gray area when it comes to transparency. It’s time the Missouri legislature lets the light shine in. Add your name to #DefendTheWin >> https://actionnetwork.org/forms/keep-our-government-open-and-transparent (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #sunshinelaw #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

No matter what legislators say, there’s no gray area when it comes to transparency. It’s time the Missouri legislature lets the light shine in. Add your name to #DefendTheWin >> https://actionnetwork.org/forms/keep-our-government-open-and-transparent (link in bio)⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #amendment1 #sunshinelaw #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #transparency #reform #democracy #governemnt #takeaction #joinus #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Abby is a 35-year-old in Joplin resident with pre-existing conditions. Before she was 20, she was diagnosed with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), a condition associated with the development of tumors on endocrine glands. She had to undergo many visits, tests, and two surgeries to diagnose, treat and manage her condition. When she graduated from college with a degree in theology and intercultural studies, she intended to go overseas to Taiwan and began the process of applying for health care coverage on her own. It was then that she discovered how hard it would be to get coverage with her pre-existing condition.⠀
⠀
The insurance companies that provided coverage for going overseas required her last 5 years of medical records. Abby’s medical history was so extensive at that point, she had to send the stack of records in a box. She was told that the insurance company didn’t even look through her records – when they saw how large the stack was, they denied her coverage immediately. Because of this discriminatory practice, Abby was denied her dream to live and work overseas. She took a job as a barista at Starbucks instead and was able to get health coverage through their employee plan, just in time to need another surgery.⠀
⠀
Although Abby was getting the health coverage she needed to manage her condition, she didn’t see Starbucks as her ultimate career path. She left to start working at a local non-profit, Rapha House, to provide necessary help to victims of sex trafficking. Although she was following a passion, this job did not offer health benefits... read the rest of Abby's story at the *link in the bio*⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Abby is a 35-year-old in Joplin resident with pre-existing conditions. Before she was 20, she was diagnosed with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), a condition associated with the development of tumors on endocrine glands. She had to undergo many visits, tests, and two surgeries to diagnose, treat and manage her condition. When she graduated from college with a degree in theology and intercultural studies, she intended to go overseas to Taiwan and began the process of applying for health care coverage on her own. It was then that she discovered how hard it would be to get coverage with her pre-existing condition.⠀

The insurance companies that provided coverage for going overseas required her last 5 years of medical records. Abby’s medical history was so extensive at that point, she had to send the stack of records in a box. She was told that the insurance company didn’t even look through her records – when they saw how large the stack was, they denied her coverage immediately. Because of this discriminatory practice, Abby was denied her dream to live and work overseas. She took a job as a barista at Starbucks instead and was able to get health coverage through their employee plan, just in time to need another surgery.⠀

Although Abby was getting the health coverage she needed to manage her condition, she didn’t see Starbucks as her ultimate career path. She left to start working at a local non-profit, Rapha House, to provide necessary help to victims of sex trafficking. Although she was following a passion, this job did not offer health benefits... read the rest of Abby's story at the *link in the bio*⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

"Too often, Missourians who are paying faithfully for their health insurance end up with thousands of dollars of medical debt. For example, a patient goes to a network doctor’s office for some tests. The patient has private insurance, and labs for blood tests or for anesthesia, radiology and pathology are completely covered, as long as the labs and procedures are processed through a certain lab or facility or doctor.⠀
⠀
Unfortunately, the doctor’s office ignores the instructions on the patient's insurance card, or there is just human error, and sends the blood tests to a different lab, or the procedure is performed by medical staff not in the patient's network. Now the patient is stuck with a $400 bill or worse.⠀
⠀
In 2018, Missouri lawmakers passed SB 982, which bans surprise medical bills for patients who are treated by an out-of-network physician at an in-network emergency room. This bill, championed by Missouri Health Care for All, is a great first step, but there is lots more work to do.⠀
⠀
Missouri should build on its success and pass legislation to protect people from all surprise medical bills when they had no reasonable opportunity to choose an in-network provider."⠀
⠀
-- Ed Shew, Missouri Health Care for All volunteer, LTE for The St. Louis Post Dispatch⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

"Too often, Missourians who are paying faithfully for their health insurance end up with thousands of dollars of medical debt. For example, a patient goes to a network doctor’s office for some tests. The patient has private insurance, and labs for blood tests or for anesthesia, radiology and pathology are completely covered, as long as the labs and procedures are processed through a certain lab or facility or doctor.⠀

Unfortunately, the doctor’s office ignores the instructions on the patient's insurance card, or there is just human error, and sends the blood tests to a different lab, or the procedure is performed by medical staff not in the patient's network. Now the patient is stuck with a $400 bill or worse.⠀

In 2018, Missouri lawmakers passed SB 982, which bans surprise medical bills for patients who are treated by an out-of-network physician at an in-network emergency room. This bill, championed by Missouri Health Care for All, is a great first step, but there is lots more work to do.⠀

Missouri should build on its success and pass legislation to protect people from all surprise medical bills when they had no reasonable opportunity to choose an in-network provider."⠀

-- Ed Shew, Missouri Health Care for All volunteer, LTE for The St. Louis Post Dispatch⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Even though Missourians clearly said YES on Amendment 1, legislators are still working to overturn Clean Missouri. It is unacceptable that they continue to dismiss the will of the people! Read more using the link in our bio. https://buff.ly/2txjgu8⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #democracy #ksmu #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Even though Missourians clearly said YES on Amendment 1, legislators are still working to overturn Clean Missouri. It is unacceptable that they continue to dismiss the will of the people! Read more using the link in our bio. https://buff.ly/2txjgu8⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #democracy #ksmu #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Robert is a life-long musician and conducts the Black Tulip Chorale, St. Louis’ LGBTQIA+ friendly chorus for all genders/identities/orientations. For many years, he has also experienced being underinsured both by employers and the Affordable Care Act while living with Diabetes and other preexisting conditions.⠀
⠀
In 2006, before the ACA, when he was living in Chicago, Robert worked Barbara’s Bookstores and was insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield. While he technically was covered by the employer-provided plan, it cost $350 per month. To make matters worse, the business owner would retroactively cancel the insurance and pocket the money, despite this being illegal. This meant Robert would go to the doctor thinking he was insured, and then be told that he was not and could not access care; this happened multiple times.⠀
⠀
After this, he went without health insurance at all for years. Fortunately, he was able to get low income primary care and prescription assistance from the Howard Brown Health Clinic. Without that care, his Diabetes would have gone untreated for several years. Upon moving to St. Louis and needing medical care, he went to the Betty Jean Kerr Health Center where he would wait in line for hours. He was once so without access to the medications he needed that he resorted to calling his former doctors in Minnesota to ask whether they could mail him his prescriptions. They assented to it once, sending several samples to tide him over until substantive care was available.⠀
⠀
He spent many years this way, receiving what he calls “band-aid care”...⠀
⠀
Read the rest of Robert's story at the link in the bio!
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Robert is a life-long musician and conducts the Black Tulip Chorale, St. Louis’ LGBTQIA+ friendly chorus for all genders/identities/orientations. For many years, he has also experienced being underinsured both by employers and the Affordable Care Act while living with Diabetes and other preexisting conditions.⠀

In 2006, before the ACA, when he was living in Chicago, Robert worked Barbara’s Bookstores and was insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield. While he technically was covered by the employer-provided plan, it cost $350 per month. To make matters worse, the business owner would retroactively cancel the insurance and pocket the money, despite this being illegal. This meant Robert would go to the doctor thinking he was insured, and then be told that he was not and could not access care; this happened multiple times.⠀

After this, he went without health insurance at all for years. Fortunately, he was able to get low income primary care and prescription assistance from the Howard Brown Health Clinic. Without that care, his Diabetes would have gone untreated for several years. Upon moving to St. Louis and needing medical care, he went to the Betty Jean Kerr Health Center where he would wait in line for hours. He was once so without access to the medications he needed that he resorted to calling his former doctors in Minnesota to ask whether they could mail him his prescriptions. They assented to it once, sending several samples to tide him over until substantive care was available.⠀

He spent many years this way, receiving what he calls “band-aid care”...⠀

Read the rest of Robert's story at the link in the bio!
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Like our posts? Fed up with the status quo!? Get more involved with us! Missouri Health Care for All is THE non-partisan non-profit statewide grassroots movement for affordable accessible health care in MO. Fill out the super quick form in our bio NOW and get plugged in!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Like our posts? Fed up with the status quo!? Get more involved with us! Missouri Health Care for All is THE non-partisan non-profit statewide grassroots movement for affordable accessible health care in MO. Fill out the super quick form in our bio NOW and get plugged in!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Black History Month is about honoring the legacy of the past, parsing through our sorted present, and looking to the future for ways we can become an equitable nation. An improved health care system MUST truly lift up ALL of us. People like Dr. Crear-Perry are dedicated to addressing inequities in black maternal and infant mortality. What can the health care for all movement do to better uplift communities in MO that are most impacted by "structural, personally mediated, internalized, and implicit bias", as she puts it? Comment below!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2019 #implicit bias #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #blackchildren #healthjustice #strucrualracism #raceinhealthcare #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Black History Month is about honoring the legacy of the past, parsing through our sorted present, and looking to the future for ways we can become an equitable nation. An improved health care system MUST truly lift up ALL of us. People like Dr. Crear-Perry are dedicated to addressing inequities in black maternal and infant mortality. What can the health care for all movement do to better uplift communities in MO that are most impacted by "structural, personally mediated, internalized, and implicit bias", as she puts it? Comment below!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2019 #implicit bias #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #blackchildren #healthjustice #strucrualracism #raceinhealthcare #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Andrew works as a chef at a small locally-owned restaurant in Joplin. In November of 2018, he sustained a deep cut in the palm of his hand at the tail-end of a lunch rush. Because of the severity of the cut, and on the advice of his coworkers, Andrew decided to go to the emergency room to have the wound stitched up. He says he was unsure of whether or not an urgent care would be able to treat the injury, and if he would have known that they could, he would have gone there instead of the ER.⠀
⠀
At the ER, Andrew received three stitches, a tetanus shot and some lidocaine to numb the area that was stitched. He is uninsured because he cannot afford health insurance, and was unsure of how much these services would cost him, as hospitals rarely disclose the costs of services before administering them. “There’s nothing else in this life that works that way,” Andrew says.⠀
⠀
The total bill came to $2,400. Andrew’s employers agreed to take on the responsibility of covering the bill, but were only able to negotiate the total down to $1,900 – a hefty payment for a small business that cannot afford to offer health coverage to their few employees. Because the $1,900 is still too much for Andrew’s employers, he is applying for financial aid through the hospital to lessen the burden of the cost. “It’s just frustrating that I even have to depend on my employers and financial aid to cover such a minimal treatment,” he says. “If there was a feasible way for me to get coverage – or if hospitals didn’t charge such outrageous rates for basic treatment – this whole situation would be a lot easier to deal with.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Andrew works as a chef at a small locally-owned restaurant in Joplin. In November of 2018, he sustained a deep cut in the palm of his hand at the tail-end of a lunch rush. Because of the severity of the cut, and on the advice of his coworkers, Andrew decided to go to the emergency room to have the wound stitched up. He says he was unsure of whether or not an urgent care would be able to treat the injury, and if he would have known that they could, he would have gone there instead of the ER.⠀

At the ER, Andrew received three stitches, a tetanus shot and some lidocaine to numb the area that was stitched. He is uninsured because he cannot afford health insurance, and was unsure of how much these services would cost him, as hospitals rarely disclose the costs of services before administering them. “There’s nothing else in this life that works that way,” Andrew says.⠀

The total bill came to $2,400. Andrew’s employers agreed to take on the responsibility of covering the bill, but were only able to negotiate the total down to $1,900 – a hefty payment for a small business that cannot afford to offer health coverage to their few employees. Because the $1,900 is still too much for Andrew’s employers, he is applying for financial aid through the hospital to lessen the burden of the cost. “It’s just frustrating that I even have to depend on my employers and financial aid to cover such a minimal treatment,” he says. “If there was a feasible way for me to get coverage – or if hospitals didn’t charge such outrageous rates for basic treatment – this whole situation would be a lot easier to deal with.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

@centristpoint has posted it's first video! Between school, work, moving and this, we've fallen a bit behind schedule but I say better late than never! In this video we cover the Clean Missouri bill from the November election and the controversies surrounding it. Give it a watch and tell us what you think and give @centristpoint a follow! #politics #politicalvideos #cleanmissouri #democrat #republican #libertarian #centrist #centristpoint #youtube #youtuber #video #content #contentcreator

@centristpoint has posted it's first video! Between school, work, moving and this, we've fallen a bit behind schedule but I say better late than never! In this video we cover the Clean Missouri bill from the November election and the controversies surrounding it. Give it a watch and tell us what you think and give @centristpoint a follow! #politics #politicalvideos #cleanmissouri #democrat #republican #libertarian #centrist #centristpoint #youtube #youtuber #video #content #contentcreator

Just posted our first video for #YouTube. We wanted to broach the subject of #CleanMissouri for some of our viewers. Link in the bio.

Just posted our first video for #YouTube . We wanted to broach the subject of #CleanMissouri for some of our viewers. Link in the bio.

Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for our first 2019 Lobby Days in Jefferson City TOMORROW! Your stories and those from people all around the state are proof that change is needed. As attacks on health care access continue, it's important now more than ever to build relationships with legislators, hold them accountable, and make advocates' voices heard.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #communityhealth #mentalhealth

Join your neighbors and fellow health care advocates for our first 2019 Lobby Days in Jefferson City TOMORROW! Your stories and those from people all around the state are proof that change is needed. As attacks on health care access continue, it's important now more than ever to build relationships with legislators, hold them accountable, and make advocates' voices heard.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #communityhealth #mentalhealth

Missouri Republicans shouldn’t be able to undo our votes on Clean Missouri, Prop A/No RTW, or Prop B/minimum wage.  #RespectOurVote #MoLeg #RTW #NoRTW #CleanMissouri #PropB #minimumwage

Missouri Republicans shouldn’t be able to undo our votes on Clean Missouri, Prop A/No RTW, or Prop B/minimum wage. #RespectOurVote #MoLeg #RTW #NoRTW #CleanMissouri #PropB #minimumwage

Our Amendment 1 #taskforce is starting the push back to the Missouri legislature and governor for their non-acceptance of the Amendment 1 #electionresults

Recently in the office, members and guests wrote postcards to legislators requesting respect for the decision of the voters. 
In every senatorial district in Missouri, the majority of voters approved Amendment 1 to clean up the #Missouri Legislature. And yet, during the first week of the 100th Legislature, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to exempt themselves from the Sunshine Law requirements of Amendment 1. 
We need to be reminding them of the votes of their constituents and reminding the voters of what their legislators think of their opinions. 
If you would like to write a postcard or ten, call the office to make sure we have copies ready and then drop by to write some or pick them up. Take them with you to other groups: your committee, your units, your friends; I’m taking them to my Sunday school class! —Co-Presidents Nancy J. Miller and Louise T. Wilkerson

#amendment1 #missouripolitics #sunshinelaw #cleanmissouri

Our Amendment 1 #taskforce is starting the push back to the Missouri legislature and governor for their non-acceptance of the Amendment 1 #electionresults

Recently in the office, members and guests wrote postcards to legislators requesting respect for the decision of the voters.
In every senatorial district in Missouri, the majority of voters approved Amendment 1 to clean up the #Missouri Legislature. And yet, during the first week of the 100th Legislature, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to exempt themselves from the Sunshine Law requirements of Amendment 1.
We need to be reminding them of the votes of their constituents and reminding the voters of what their legislators think of their opinions.
If you would like to write a postcard or ten, call the office to make sure we have copies ready and then drop by to write some or pick them up. Take them with you to other groups: your committee, your units, your friends; I’m taking them to my Sunday school class! —Co-Presidents Nancy J. Miller and Louise T. Wilkerson

#amendment1 #missouripolitics #sunshinelaw #cleanmissouri

Under current law, insurance plans sold to individuals and small businesses have to meet important standards. For example, they can’t discriminate against people with preexisting conditions, and they have to cover comprehensive benefits. Some companies also sell what they call “short-term” plans. ⠀
⠀
These plans are of much lower quality than regular insurance plans, and they are not subject to any of the consumer protections. They were intended to cover travelers or people who needed to fill a short gap in coverage. The “short-term” insurance policies addressed by these bills could more accurately be called “junk insurance.” They are less likely to cover the services and providers Missourians need. Some are so bad that they exclude coverages for health care on the weekend. Because these plans cover so little, companies can sell them cheap to the young, healthy consumers they hope to attract. ⠀
⠀
Missouri legislators are considering SB 48 (Koenig, R-Manchester) and HB 83 (Hill, R-St. Charles), which would companies to sell so-called “short term” insurance policies for up to a year. These bills would raise insurance premiums across the state and put Missourians’ access to health care at risk. Short-term insurance is currently limited under state law for good reason. Missouri legislators should reject SB 48, HB 83, and any other attempts to expand sales of short-term junk insurance in Missouri.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Under current law, insurance plans sold to individuals and small businesses have to meet important standards. For example, they can’t discriminate against people with preexisting conditions, and they have to cover comprehensive benefits. Some companies also sell what they call “short-term” plans. ⠀

These plans are of much lower quality than regular insurance plans, and they are not subject to any of the consumer protections. They were intended to cover travelers or people who needed to fill a short gap in coverage. The “short-term” insurance policies addressed by these bills could more accurately be called “junk insurance.” They are less likely to cover the services and providers Missourians need. Some are so bad that they exclude coverages for health care on the weekend. Because these plans cover so little, companies can sell them cheap to the young, healthy consumers they hope to attract. ⠀

Missouri legislators are considering SB 48 (Koenig, R-Manchester) and HB 83 (Hill, R-St. Charles), which would companies to sell so-called “short term” insurance policies for up to a year. These bills would raise insurance premiums across the state and put Missourians’ access to health care at risk. Short-term insurance is currently limited under state law for good reason. Missouri legislators should reject SB 48, HB 83, and any other attempts to expand sales of short-term junk insurance in Missouri.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Considering the social determinants of health is essential when examining disparities in health care. Health justice is impossible unless the experiences of the most impacted drive policy change. These disparities should not exist and need to change.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2019 #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #blackchildren #healthjustice #socialdeterminantsofhealth #adversechildhoodexperiences #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

Considering the social determinants of health is essential when examining disparities in health care. Health justice is impossible unless the experiences of the most impacted drive policy change. These disparities should not exist and need to change.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2019 #mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #blackchildren #healthjustice #socialdeterminantsofhealth #adversechildhoodexperiences #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #activism #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth

After the success of @cleanmissouri (Amendment 1), some lawmakers are working to make it more difficult for Missourians to get initiatives on the ballot. @mohealthcareall Policy Director Shawn D'Abreu testified against the legislation, pointing out that, "it appears that the will of the people only matters when they agree with the majority in this chamber." Read more using the link in our bio!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #democracy #missourian #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

After the success of @cleanmissouri (Amendment 1), some lawmakers are working to make it more difficult for Missourians to get initiatives on the ballot. @mohealthcareall Policy Director Shawn D'Abreu testified against the legislation, pointing out that, "it appears that the will of the people only matters when they agree with the majority in this chamber." Read more using the link in our bio!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #democracy #missourian #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Sharing our knowledge of practical tools that can be used to amplify our message within and beyond our communities is crucial for progress in a movement. That's why have been combining story shares with skill building and leadership development. In St. Louis, we just had a very successful Health Care Story Share + Letter to the Editor Workshop. Keep an eye out for more to come in our FB events tab!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #weneedchange #healthcareforall  #healthcarevoter #medicareforall #moleg #jeffersoncity #accountability  #advocacy #government #medicaidexpansion #missouri  #ethics #reform #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #kanascitystar #stltoday #cleanmissouri #stl2039 #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry  #healthcaresystem #healthcare #medicare

Sharing our knowledge of practical tools that can be used to amplify our message within and beyond our communities is crucial for progress in a movement. That's why have been combining story shares with skill building and leadership development. In St. Louis, we just had a very successful Health Care Story Share + Letter to the Editor Workshop. Keep an eye out for more to come in our FB events tab!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #weneedchange #healthcareforall #healthcarevoter #medicareforall #moleg #jeffersoncity #accountability #advocacy #government #medicaidexpansion #missouri #ethics #reform #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #kanascitystar #stltoday #cleanmissouri #stl2039 #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #medicare

Movements are about communicating shared experience and taking action on them, which is why our story shares have become central to our model for change. In Springfield, we also included a legislative update since lobby days begin in a few weeks. Keep on coming out and speaking up in Springfield, and across the state!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #weneedchange #healthcareforall  #healthcarevoter #medicareforall #moleg #jeffersoncity #accountability  #advocacy #government #medicaidexpansion #missouri  #ethics #reform #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #kanascitystar #stltoday #cleanmissouri #stl2039 #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry  #healthcaresystem #healthcare #medicare

Movements are about communicating shared experience and taking action on them, which is why our story shares have become central to our model for change. In Springfield, we also included a legislative update since lobby days begin in a few weeks. Keep on coming out and speaking up in Springfield, and across the state!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #weneedchange #healthcareforall #healthcarevoter #medicareforall #moleg #jeffersoncity #accountability #advocacy #government #medicaidexpansion #missouri #ethics #reform #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #kanascitystar #stltoday #cleanmissouri #stl2039 #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #medicare

JOIN US TODAY in St. Louis or Springfield for a HCSS+ 
We will be combining our popular Health Care Story Share with a Legislative Update in Springfield and an LTE Workshop in STL! 
During legislative session, it is imperative that we come together to discuss our experiences with and perspectives on the health care system. The stories we share with each other are the ones that we will bring with us to the Capitol as we meet with legislators and advocate for access to quality, affordable health care for all Missourians.

Join us at 3:00 in either city for a chance to talk with people from your area about experiences with the health care system, hear other people’s stories, discuss the upcoming legislative session, and walk away with concrete actions that you can take. 
We believe that conversations and relationship building are the foundation for change, and would love for you to attend!
.
.
.
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators #ozarks #greenecounty #christiancounty

JOIN US TODAY in St. Louis or Springfield for a HCSS+
We will be combining our popular Health Care Story Share with a Legislative Update in Springfield and an LTE Workshop in STL!
During legislative session, it is imperative that we come together to discuss our experiences with and perspectives on the health care system. The stories we share with each other are the ones that we will bring with us to the Capitol as we meet with legislators and advocate for access to quality, affordable health care for all Missourians.

Join us at 3:00 in either city for a chance to talk with people from your area about experiences with the health care system, hear other people’s stories, discuss the upcoming legislative session, and walk away with concrete actions that you can take.
We believe that conversations and relationship building are the foundation for change, and would love for you to attend!
.
.
.
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators #ozarks #greenecounty #christiancounty

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY⠀
-share your health care story & build community⠀
-meet new local health care advocates and supporters⠀
-come away with new knowledge and tangible ways to make change⠀
*1/26 @ 3pm in both St. Louis & Springfield⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday  #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #communityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators #ozarks #greenecounty #christiancounty

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY⠀
-share your health care story & build community⠀
-meet new local health care advocates and supporters⠀
-come away with new knowledge and tangible ways to make change⠀
*1/26 @ 3pm in both St. Louis & Springfield⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #communityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators #ozarks #greenecounty #christiancounty

This MLK day, you came out to our lobby day organizing meeting to discuss making 2019 legislative session the most successful one yet! We brainstormed how to increase our capacity at our Health Care Lobby Days in February, April, and May and then formed goals and benchmarks for how to make turnout a reality.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

This MLK day, you came out to our lobby day organizing meeting to discuss making 2019 legislative session the most successful one yet! We brainstormed how to increase our capacity at our Health Care Lobby Days in February, April, and May and then formed goals and benchmarks for how to make turnout a reality.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

Lawmakers should enforce @cleanmissouri , not try to get out of it:⠀
⠀
"Clean Missouri campaign director Sean Nicholson said the Missouri Constitution "requires representatives to follow the generally applicable state laws governing public access to public records, including the Sunshine Law."⠀
⠀
"If the House starts crafting special exemptions for itself, that violates the plain text of the reforms that voters just approved by a 2-to-1 margin," Nicholson said."⠀
⠀
Read more using the link in our bio!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

Lawmakers should enforce @cleanmissouri , not try to get out of it:⠀

"Clean Missouri campaign director Sean Nicholson said the Missouri Constitution "requires representatives to follow the generally applicable state laws governing public access to public records, including the Sunshine Law."⠀

"If the House starts crafting special exemptions for itself, that violates the plain text of the reforms that voters just approved by a 2-to-1 margin," Nicholson said."⠀

Read more using the link in our bio!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall

"Sally is 35 years old and lives in St. Louis. As a low-income single parent, she and her 13-year-old son Colin both currently qualify for Medicaid in MO. Last Halloween, Colin fell into ketoacidosis and was rushed to the hospital. After several days in the ICU, it was discovered that a Respiratory Syncytial Virus had triggered his reaction and he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With treatment and medication, Colin is stable, but now lives with a pre-existing condition.⠀
⠀
Sally and Colin live very close to the dangers of the Medicaid Gap. “As I try to become more financially secure, I’m scared of losing my insurance”, says Sally. If she makes more money, she won’t qualify for Medicaid and will be without the insurance she and her son need. If she makes more still and seeks out private insurance in this climate where consumer protections for people with preexisting conditions are under attack, her son could be denied essential care. Full and comprehensive Medicaid expansion in MO would allow her to work without the threat of losing their care. Sally and Colin deserve to have quality affordable health care no matter how much their family makes, and regardless of Colin’s medical history.⠀
⠀
Sally is a social work student at UMSL, where she studies the systems she is struggling to live and work within. She is critical of the lack of sensitivity and diversity training present in the way doctors and nurses are taught and also particularly interested in how health care systems address trauma. “You need a certain tenacity to fight for health care in the US, which is very hard with trauma”. This creates a trauma cycle in the U.S., especially among people in lower income brackets. Sally is well aware of the precariousness of these systems, and is active with Missouri Health Care for All and at UMSL to improve the future of health care in Missouri."
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #insulin4all #diabetes #type1diabetes #closethegap #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

"Sally is 35 years old and lives in St. Louis. As a low-income single parent, she and her 13-year-old son Colin both currently qualify for Medicaid in MO. Last Halloween, Colin fell into ketoacidosis and was rushed to the hospital. After several days in the ICU, it was discovered that a Respiratory Syncytial Virus had triggered his reaction and he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With treatment and medication, Colin is stable, but now lives with a pre-existing condition.⠀

Sally and Colin live very close to the dangers of the Medicaid Gap. “As I try to become more financially secure, I’m scared of losing my insurance”, says Sally. If she makes more money, she won’t qualify for Medicaid and will be without the insurance she and her son need. If she makes more still and seeks out private insurance in this climate where consumer protections for people with preexisting conditions are under attack, her son could be denied essential care. Full and comprehensive Medicaid expansion in MO would allow her to work without the threat of losing their care. Sally and Colin deserve to have quality affordable health care no matter how much their family makes, and regardless of Colin’s medical history.⠀

Sally is a social work student at UMSL, where she studies the systems she is struggling to live and work within. She is critical of the lack of sensitivity and diversity training present in the way doctors and nurses are taught and also particularly interested in how health care systems address trauma. “You need a certain tenacity to fight for health care in the US, which is very hard with trauma”. This creates a trauma cycle in the U.S., especially among people in lower income brackets. Sally is well aware of the precariousness of these systems, and is active with Missouri Health Care for All and at UMSL to improve the future of health care in Missouri."
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #insulin4all #diabetes #type1diabetes #closethegap #medicaidexpansion #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #healthcare #healthcareforall #healthcaresystem #medicare #medicareforall #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

During legislative session, it is imperative that we come together to discuss our experiences with and perspectives on the health care system. The stories we share with each other are the ones that we will bring with us to the Capitol as we meet with legislators and advocate for access to quality, affordable health care for all Missourians. Join us Saturday, January 26th, for a Health Care Story Share in Springfield! This will be a chance to talk with people from your area about experiences with the health care system, hear other people’s stories, discuss the upcoming legislative session, and walk away with concrete actions that you can take. We believe that conversations and relationship building are the foundation for change, and would love for you to attend!⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #moleg #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform  #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

During legislative session, it is imperative that we come together to discuss our experiences with and perspectives on the health care system. The stories we share with each other are the ones that we will bring with us to the Capitol as we meet with legislators and advocate for access to quality, affordable health care for all Missourians. Join us Saturday, January 26th, for a Health Care Story Share in Springfield! This will be a chance to talk with people from your area about experiences with the health care system, hear other people’s stories, discuss the upcoming legislative session, and walk away with concrete actions that you can take. We believe that conversations and relationship building are the foundation for change, and would love for you to attend!⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #moleg #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange #comunityhealth #mentalhealth #molegislators

A dozen of you turned out at 8:00am this Monday after a blizzard to meet with Senator Gina Walsh about pre-existing conditions, cuts to consumer directed services, and surprise medical bills. THIS is what strength in a movement looks like! 💪⠀
⠀
In addition to these types of in-district meetings, our organizing power comes from similar meetings with house reps, issue-based volunteer meetings, health care story shares, collecting health care stories to add to our Storybank, lobby days, and more. Don't hesitate to reach out to discuss having a meeting about health care with your existing network, meeting new health care supporters in your area at a volunteer meeting, or if you have a story about your experiences with the health care system that you want to get out there. ⠀
⠀
Our diverse state-wide movement is always growing!⠀
.⠀
.
.
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #moleg #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange

A dozen of you turned out at 8:00am this Monday after a blizzard to meet with Senator Gina Walsh about pre-existing conditions, cuts to consumer directed services, and surprise medical bills. THIS is what strength in a movement looks like! 💪⠀

In addition to these types of in-district meetings, our organizing power comes from similar meetings with house reps, issue-based volunteer meetings, health care story shares, collecting health care stories to add to our Storybank, lobby days, and more. Don't hesitate to reach out to discuss having a meeting about health care with your existing network, meeting new health care supporters in your area at a volunteer meeting, or if you have a story about your experiences with the health care system that you want to get out there. ⠀

Our diverse state-wide movement is always growing!⠀
.⠀
.
.
#mohealthcareforall #mohealthcareaction #stl2039 #medicaidexpansion #moleg #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #government #healthcare #healthcareforall #stltoday #bigpharma #marketing #medicalindustry #healthindustry #healthcaresystem #healthcare #healthcareforall #medicare #medicareforall #accountability #healthcarevoter #advocacy #weneeedchange

"Barely two months after Missouri voters said, loudly and clearly, that state legislators’ official records must be open to the public, the Missouri House on Tuesday effectively overturned that vote and declared that members can keep their records closed. Lawmakers have done this before, on other issues. What part of “will of the people” don’t they understand?" See the link in our bio for the full article!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #stltoday #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall #stl2039

"Barely two months after Missouri voters said, loudly and clearly, that state legislators’ official records must be open to the public, the Missouri House on Tuesday effectively overturned that vote and declared that members can keep their records closed. Lawmakers have done this before, on other issues. What part of “will of the people” don’t they understand?" See the link in our bio for the full article!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #stltoday #governemnt #midterms2018 #midtermsmatter #healthcare #healthcareforall #stl2039

Because of your hard work, as legislative session moves into full swing, Amendment 1 @cleanmissouri is holding our legislators accountable! ⠀
⠀
"Lawmakers no longer can enjoy those fancy dinners with lobbyists picking up the bill. The days of pig roasts in the hallways of the state Capitol are gone. Free tickets to the big concert this weekend? That’s history, too... the gift culture became baked into the Capitol’s culture. Many lawmakers hardly recognized it as a problem. Nearly every year, lawmakers considered a gift ban, then walked away from it. It took citizens to step in and force change." Use the link in our bio to read the full article!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity  #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #governemnt #healthcare #healthcareforall

Because of your hard work, as legislative session moves into full swing, Amendment 1 @cleanmissouri is holding our legislators accountable! ⠀

"Lawmakers no longer can enjoy those fancy dinners with lobbyists picking up the bill. The days of pig roasts in the hallways of the state Capitol are gone. Free tickets to the big concert this weekend? That’s history, too... the gift culture became baked into the Capitol’s culture. Many lawmakers hardly recognized it as a problem. Nearly every year, lawmakers considered a gift ban, then walked away from it. It took citizens to step in and force change." Use the link in our bio to read the full article!⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#mohealthcareaction #mohealthcareforall #cleanmissouri #missouri #jeffersoncity #moleg #ethics #accountability #reform #kanascitystar #governemnt #healthcare #healthcareforall

It's not only happening in Missouri--in other states like Michigan and Wisconsin, lawmakers are using their power to go against the will of the people. THIS is why we keep fighting! See the link in our bio to read the full story.⠀
⠀⠀
#MHCA #MOHealthAction #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MidtermElections2018 #Missouri #Michigan #Wisconsin #CampaignFinance #Ethics #Reform #Accountability #WeNeedChange #Democracy #KeepFighting #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare

It's not only happening in Missouri--in other states like Michigan and Wisconsin, lawmakers are using their power to go against the will of the people. THIS is why we keep fighting! See the link in our bio to read the full story.⠀
⠀⠀
#MHCA #MOHealthAction #CleanMissouri #Amendment1 #MidtermElections2018 #Missouri #Michigan #Wisconsin #CampaignFinance #Ethics #Reform #Accountability #WeNeedChange #Democracy #KeepFighting #HealthCareVoter #HealthCareForAll #Healthcare