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Parson Ad Featured an Executive Whose Company Hawked Fake COVID-19 Cures

By Chai Karve on September 16, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Governor Mike Parson released a campaign ad featuring an executive for a multi-level marketing company that was rebuked by the Federal Trade Commission for unlawfully advertising fake products that claimed to cure COVID-19.

The ad features Christy Shawan, a Regional Vice...

Accountability

Parson Aided Future Donor By Gutting Voter-Approved Initiative As A State Senator

By Chai Karve on September 15, 2020.

During his time as a state legislator, Republican Governor Mike Parson worked to gut puppy mill regulations, nullifying a ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters to benefit an out-of-state oil executive that later became a major donor to Parson’s campaign. Now, after Missourians voted to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, Parson’s willingness to gut voter-approved initiatives is coming under new scrutiny as the Governor of Missouri in 2021 will be tasked with expanding health care as mandated by the voters.

Health Care | Missouri

As a State Legislator, Parson Repeatedly Attempted To Block Missourians’ Access To Affordable Health Care

By Chai Karve on September 10, 2020.

On three separate occasions during his time as a State Senator, GOP Missouri Governor Mike Parson attempted to ram through a series of health care bills specifically designed to prevent low-income Missourians from enrolling in the Affordable Care Act exchange. 

Accountability | Missouri

Parson Trumpets Success as Missouri Hospitals Enter Costly Bidding War for Protective Supplies

By Cole Driver on April 15, 2020.

In a press conference on April 14, Missouri Governor Mike Parson claimed his administration has met the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements of hospital and health care workers “day after day,” despite reports of an ongoing shortage of the materials as coronavirus spreads throughout the state.