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Anthem Asks Missourians To Think Twice Before Going To The Emergency Room

Jul 17, 2017

The nation’s second-largest insurer has stopped reimbursing emergency room visits it deems unnecessary in a handful of states.

As Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell works to drum up votes for his health care bill in Congress, people in his home state worry about what they could lose if the bill passes.

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