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ACA Open Enrollment

November 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020. Contact us for assistance.

News Releases

Media Contact:
Toniann Richard, CEO



Bookmark the new HCC/Live Well Podcast Platform
New episodes produced monthly
HCC/Live Well Health Practitioners Believe in an Advocacy Approach to Patient Health
November 2020
Nurse Midwife Debbra Bersano Joins HCC/Live Well, Discusses Pivotal Role in Women’s Health
November 2020
HCC/Live Well Podcast features Midwife Debbra Bersano
November 2020
HCC/Live Well’s Dr. Marcia Kent Talks Faith, Children Community
September 2020
HHS Releases Rural Action Plan
September 2020

HCC Issues RFP for Dental and Medical Mobile Units (Two Units)
August 17, 2020
RFP  FAQ (Dental)   FAQ (Medical)

Lafayette County Mask Mandate Now in Effect
August 10, 2020
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REACH Healthcare: Lexington Clinic Becomes Part of Rural Health Care Network
July 2020
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HCC Assumes Ownership of Lexington Clinic: Open House Ribbon Cutting is July 23, 2020
June 2020
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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

COVID-19 News Releases and Articles:

March 31, 2020: Blunt, 121 Members of Congress Send Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Calling on HHS to Help Rural Health Providers

March 31, 2020: 30 Days to Slow the Spread

March 30, 2020: Governor Parson Continues Efforts to Eliminate Barriers, Expand Ability to Provide Health Care During COVID-19 Crisis

March 28, 2020: COVID-19 Testing Available for First Responders and Health Care Workers

Much 28, 2020: Toniann Richard interviewed in this USA Today articleCOVID-19 is dangerous for seniors. Threat increases in rural counties where care is far away,

Community Forum: Samuel U. Rodgers and HCC Discuss Ownership Transition – Feb. 20, 2020, 3 p.m. at Lexington 4-Life Center
Lexington Project Connect – Saturday, March 7, 2020
2nd Annual HCC Piccadilly Dinner & Auction – Thursday, March 26, 2020

Samuel U. Rodgers to Transition Ownership of Lexington Clinic to HCC/Live Well
February 2020
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It’s Past Time to Provide Continuous Medicaid Coverage For One Year Postpartum (
February 2020
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Health Management Associates Deliver Medicaid Expansion in Missouri Report & News Release – Economic Implications for Missouri, Interviews Reflecting Arkansas, Indiana, and Ohio Experiences
January 2020
News Release (82 KB PDF), Executive Summary Report (331 KB PDF), Full Report (655 KB PDF),

Supreme Court Clears Public Charge Rule
January 2020
Important Downloads: Public Charge CHC Check List (131 KB PDF), You Have Rights to Protect Your Health (594 KB PDF), Should I Enroll My Children? (201 KB PDF), Legal Contacts for Immigrant Families (10.3 KB PDF) Helpful website:



Advancing Health Equity through Community Health Workers and Peer Providers
November 2019
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HCC/Live Well Partners with Carrollton School District to Increase Access to Behavioral Health
October 2019
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accessHealth News Salutes HCC and Live Well Clinics
September 2019
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Richard’s Servant-Leader Approach Propels HCC & Clinics as National Model
September 2019
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HCC and Live Well Clinics Address the Pain of Opioids
September 2019
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Delivering Behavioral Health in Rural Communities
September 2019
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Missouri Medicaid Expansion Campaign
September 2019
Check out campaign video.
Learn more.    Download Missouri Medicaid Expansion Toolkit

HCC 2017 Value and Impact Analysis
July 2019
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Health Strategy
May 2019
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American Hospital Association (AHA) Rural Report Executive Summary
Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access to High-quality, Affordable Care
May 2019
Download here. (260 KB PDF)
Download infographic here. (240 KB PDF)

HHS Finalizes Rule Requiring Manufacturers Disclose Drug Prices in TV Ads to Increase Drug Pricing Transparency
May 2019
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Live Well Community Health Centers Provide Dental Care to Migrant Farm Workers
April 2019
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HCC’s New HR Director Brings Expertise from Nation’s Capital
Brook Balentine Joined the HCC Team at the End of January
March 2019
Download press release. (114 KB PDF)

REACH Announces Core Partner Grants for 2019
February 2019
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Medicaid Fact Sheet: Historic Loss of Medicaid and CHIP for Missouri’s Kids
February 2019
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HCC Thrives on Innovation in Whole-Person Care
February 2019
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New Live Well Family Nurse Practitioner Aims to Treat Patients Like Family
Stephanie Hutchison Joins the Live Well Center Team in November
November 2018
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Live Well Adds Nurse Practitioner Marc Archer
November 2018
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Get Your Flu Shot at a Live Well Center Near You
Take Action Now to Prevent the Flu
November 2018
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HCC Board Member Suzanne Gladney Advocates for Migrant Farm Workers
October 2018
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New Live Well Psychiatrist Talks About Anxiety Disorders and Mental Health Stigma
Dr. Lowry Spent Decades Treating Nation’s Military
October 2018
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Live Well Community Health Center in Buckner Welcomes a New Nurse Practitioner and Dentist
September 2018
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HCC Hosts First Annual Piccadilly Dinner & Auction
September 2018
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ACA Open Enrollment Runs November 1, 2018 – December 15, 2018
September 2018
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HCC Receives Quality Improvement Awards from HRSA
August 2018
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HCC Celebrates Dr. McFadden’s 90th Birthday and Years of Service
The public is invited to an Open House on Sunday, August 19 to commemorate Dr. McFadden’s 90th birthday. 
August 2018
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Medicaid Review Form Advisory 
June 2018
Download here. (267 KB PDF)

Register for Upcoming HR Forums
June 2018
Download HR Forum Flyer for details (733 KB)

HCC Promotes Colon Health with $15 FIT Kit for Live Well Patients
New patients encouraged to contact Live Well to establish care and partificpate in $15 FIT Kit program.
May 2018
Details for current patients (PDF 344 KB)
Details for new patients (PDF 336 KB)

HCC Launches Free Rural Rides – To and From Doctor Visits
May 2018
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HCC Releases 2017 Annual Report
May 2018
Take a look back(18.6 MB PDF)

HCC/Live Well Named as Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite
April 2018
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Rural Missouri Survey 2017
April 2018
Details here(773 KB)

HCC Performance Report
March 2018
Read the report(839 KB PDF)

REACH Foundation Board Elects New Members
March 2018
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Migrant Farmworkers Project Launches Informational Video
March 2018
Check out video.

HRSA Releases 2017 Healthy Equity Report
March 2018
Follow this link.

Maria Antonia: Inspired to Serve Then and Now
February 2018
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Check out HCC’s Latest Value Impact Report
January 2018
Download here.

HCC’s Rural Health Network Programs Growing Strong
January 2018 (Rural Health Information Hub)
The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri(HCC) is a rural healthcare network comprised of over 50 organizations that serve Missouri’s Lafayette, Carroll, Ray, Saline, and Eastern Jackson counties. This network provides a centralized effort to ensure adequate provision of healthcare services to the public. It also serves as a source of advocacy for healthcare providers. Read more.