Pros: fair wages, 12-hour shifts.
Cons: minimal pay raises. cafeteria food is expensive and low quality.
Unfortunately, for all the Missouri hospitals, the increased Medicaid payments under the Affordable Health Care Act don't apply
(state legislature declined to accept the terms of the act). Uninsured people in Missouri can sign up for "Obama Care", but they don't receive nearly as much benefit as the other states where it is active.
Because of the substantial loss in patient revenue most Missouri hospitals, especially those serving the non-insured and Medicaid patients, are having to dramatically cut costs. Along with the cost cuts has come a drop in quality due to lack of manpower. Personally,
I would suggest working in another state where the financial status
of the hospitals is more stable.