The West Central Chapter of MONA hosted an update for members on the status of Missouri Medicaid expansion and state Legislature bills. "Hopefully they will inform other nurses, and they will become active in the legislative process," said advanced practice registered nurse Karin Riepe, the chapter's chairwoman. RN Liz Glass said the voices of direct-care nurses are needed in policy discussions, especially when it comes to Medicaid. "Nurses are one of the most credible people in society. We need you to tell them the impact it is going to have on your community and the consequences," said Michael Dunaway of the Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council.

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