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Health Literacy Tip: Helping people understand the math of health insurance Image:  Health Literacy Tip: Helping people understand the math of health insurance


Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers in different health situations to make good health decisions. In health insurance, people will have to read and understand prices, choose the best option for their families, calculate costs for health insurance and health care, and estimate future risks and costs. 

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Join us in Kansas City for the 5th Annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit and Tribute Awards.

Held at the Hilton President in Kansas City, the combined events will gather hundreds of health care professionals as they take part in skill building, sit in on panel sessions and celebrate the achievements of the state’s and nation’s top health literacy scholars and activists.

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Here's something you'll want to put on your calendar! Summit set for Oct. 23 and 24. Read More...
Health Literacy Missouri receives major grant to promote health insurance literacy Read More...
Welcome Diane Whitson! Image: Welcome Diane Whitson!

Diane holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Saint Louis University. Before joining HLM in March, she worked for 4 1/2 years in SLU’s neurosurgery research department. There, she collected data, and drafted and edited publications.

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In an effort to make patients engaged in their health, some providers start sharing notes Read More...
The National Kidney Foundation of Eastern Missouri to hold educational event on kidney disease

Join the NKF of Eastern Missouri in learning about kidney disease on Saturday, May 3, at St. Louis University.

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Adding plain language and pictures to prescription medication can save lives "Bazaldua said 70 percent of patients in a study were incorrect when they tried to demonstrate what they thought the instructions meant by: “Take two tablets twice daily.” Read More...
Obamacare makes health coverage a reality for millions more people At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show. Read More...
Health insurance literacy a challenge for many Americans Overall, half of the 6,000 U.S. adults surveyed did not even know what an exchange was, and among the uninsured, a full 64 percent didn’t know. In addition, over 40 percent of survey respondents did not know what an insurance deductible was, including nearly 60 percent of the uninsured. Read More...
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“Health Literacy Missouri is leading the way in bringing together interested professionals from around the state who are willing to work together to effect positive change. While no one person can effect change alone, collaboration can, and does, make a significant difference in addressing critical health issues.” - Governor Jay Nixon