Treating The High Cost of Diabetes

poverty and diabetes

I was stunned to learn that my childhood friend was the subject of a FAiTH Impact story in our clinic. I discovered from Facebook that he was now living in Branson, far from the rural Minnesota towns where we grew up. At ten or twelve, he enjoyed playing his dad’s bass guitar. Eventually, he found a career in the music … Read More

Caring For Our Neighbors In The Tough Times

mother and toddler in kitchen

Missouri has the second-lowest Medicaid eligibility threshold in the nation. Families with a dependent in the household cannot earn more than about 22% of the federal poverty level (FPL) to qualify. For a family of four, that amounts to $480 per month. At minimum wage, that is less than 12 hours per week. Single individuals or couples without dependents are … Read More