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News laws may change the way Medicare helps people.

November 28, 2001
By: Sharra Klug
State Capital Bureau

Anchor: A shortage in medical personnel, especially dentists is a problem Senator Betty Sims says she wants to tackle in January.

Sharra Klug has the story from Jefferson City.

St. Lousi County Senator Betty Sims has several bills she says she wants passed during the next legislative session which begins January 9th.

Sims is the chair of the Aging, Families, and Mental Health Committee and she says several problems in the medical system should be addressed.

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Contents: Senator Betty Sims talks about how the shortage of dentists has made it hard for children to get proper dental care, which is an issue she will be addressing in the legislative session beginning in January.

Other issues Sims says she wants to look at during the session include elderly abuse, troubled children, and medicaid.

Anchor: The Aging, Families, and Mental Health senate committee continued to discuss Medicaid on Wednesday.

Senator Betty Sims says she considers Medicad to be a big problem.

Sharra Klug has the story from Jefferson City.

Report: Several bills that will help people with medical problems may go through the legislature in January.

St. Louis County Senator Betty Sims says people with medicaid often run into problems getting care because doctors will not accept their insurance.

Sims says she wants to find a solution so these people can get the help they need when they need it.

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Contents: Senator Sims talks about the law she wants to go through the legislature to find ways to help people on Medicaid get the services they need.

Other issues that Sims says she wants to see discussed include elderly abuse and personnel shortages in medical offices.

In Jefferson City, Sharra Klug, KMOX-News