Editorials

Medicaid's financial history

By Phill Brooks
    There is a fascinating history to Missouri's recent special session to fix the legislature's failure to continue one of the state's most important financial mechanisms that assures adequate funding for Medicaid health coverage.

Founding farms pass the test of time, build 200 years of Missouri tradition

By Garrett Hawkins
    Missouri has seen a lot of changes in its first 200 years. Since gaining statehood on August 10, 1821, we have survived countless floods, droughts, a Civil War, two World Wars and many other tragedies. We have also seen tremendous innovation, economic development and population growth.

Start your scholarship search this summer

By Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick
    As a kid, summer is often a time to relax, forget about the rigors of school, sit by the pool and get a tan, and maybe earn some spending money in a summer job.  But summer is also the perfect time to get your high schooler thinking about higher education and how to pay for it.

Missouri’s Medicaid history

By Phill Brooks
    The Missouri legislature's recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when Pres. Harry Truman called for a national health insurance program.