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Last summer, Governor Brownback cut $56 million from the state’s privatized Medicaid program.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 17th

The KanCare program serves more than 400,000 low-income, disabled and elderly Kansans.

Congressman Roger Marshall talks with a constituent at the opening of his district office.
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

Republicans are trying to reassure constituents that the “high risk pools” in their health care plan are better than “guaranteed issue” provision in Obamacare.

Buddhadeb Dawn, right, executive director of the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center, talks with Rep. Les Osterman, far left, and David Prentice, center, of Charlotte Lozier Institute. (Photo: Andy Marso, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

Officials from the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center at KU Medical, told legislators that the trials will begin after final approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Andy Marso Wednesday, March 1st

Antipsychotic medications are often used to treat mental illness, but they're not approved for the treatment of dementia. 

Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company, is the sole bidder for a contract to operate Osawatomie State Hospital. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Investigations turned up problems at other Correct Care Solutions facilities, including attempted suicides and fire safety violations. 

Dennis Cooley, a Topeka pediatrician, says dealing with three KanCare insurance companies, each with its own set of rules, has created administrative burdens for his staff. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers have said they're having trouble getting paid on time and getting authorization for certain tests and treatments.

A backlog of Medicaid applications worsened at the end of 2015 when an executive order signed by Gov. Sam Brownback went into effect, consolidating all applications within a single KanCare Clearinghouse in Topeka. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Andy Marso Wednesday, February 22nd

Thousands of applications for long-term care are hung up in the system, causing problems for both applicants and care providers. 

Kansas News Service Monday, February 20th

Two KU economists examined the issue of "medical divorce," which happens when married couples divorce in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

About 200 people recently rallied at the Statehouse in support of KanCare expansion. (Photo: Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 16th

The House committee that deals with heath care issues is expected to vote this week on a bill that would expand Medicaid eligibility to more than 300,000 low-income Kansans.

Opponents of expanding Medicaid eligibility in Kansas told lawmakers yesterday (THUR) that Medicaid expansion has been a disaster in the states that have enacted it.
Kansas News Service Friday, February 10th

31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs. Kansas is among 19 that have not.   

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