03/16/20 - Tell Gov Parson and Speaker Haahr to implement House Dem Covid-19 recommendations!
Earlier this week in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Governor Parson called for a State of Emergency, opening up emergency funds and providing support for local health and safety efforts. The Missouri House Democratic leadership has requested the allocation of some of those funds to be used for the following purposes:
Provide state funding to reimburse medical providers for treatment provided to non-insured individuals over the next month.
Provide additional funding to county health departments.
Authorize mandatory paid sick leave for companies with 50 or more employees, with a six-month sunset provision.
Provide additional funding for non-profit organizations that provide food to children in the event schools are closed.
Furlough non-violent prisoners from the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Implement an emergency rule authorizing the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance to require insurance providers to cover COVID-19 testing.
Provide economic protections to hourly state employees.
Implement an emergency rule authorizing the Department of Health and Senior Services to erect temporary hospitals and quarantine facilities.
Provide additional funding for mobile testing units.
Direct the Missouri Department of Social Services to refrain from implementing new SNAP rules that are set to take effect April 1 and will cost many families access to nutritional food.
Implement an emergency order suspending utility services from being shut off.
Implement an emergency order suspending home evictions.
Cancel plans to implement Medicaid rate cuts for hospitals and other health care providers.
Tell Governor Parson and House Speaker Elijah Haahr to implement the House Democrats recommendations listed above in order to make sure all Missourians receive the critical support needed to get us through this crisis!
Governor Parson (573) 751-3222 Email: https://governor.mo.gov/contact-us
House Speaker Haahr (573) 751- 2210 Email: Elijah.Haahr@house.mo.gov
For answers to questions and guidance about coronavirus COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers. The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also find additional information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
We are grateful for YOU and all you do and we are confident that we will make it through this challenge by continuing to hold our elected officials accountable, by following expert health and safety recommendations, and last but most importantly by looking out for each other.
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!