Senate committees to study long-term care, utility ratemaking, state pharmacy aid costs

The state Senate is launching committees that will study three issues in the months before the new General Assembly convenes in January.

Senate President Ron Richard (R-Joplin) on Wednesday signed letters authorizing the committees.

Senator David Sater (R-Cassville), a pharmacist and member of the Senate Budget Committee, will chair a committee focused on reducing the cost of pharmaceutical aid to the state’s Medicaid program.

Another committee, chaired by Senator Mike Cunningham (R-Rogersville), will look for ways to improve the quality of care and reduce the costs in long-term care facilities and to address the needs of Missouri veterans waiting to get into veterans homes.

The Senate Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment will compare Missouri’s utility regulatory system to that of other states and look for ways it can be made more efficient and effective. That committee will be chaired by Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar).

Read more: Missourinet


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