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Associated Press Wednesday, May 24th

The president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City says the company's losses in the federal health care exchanges were "unsustainable." 

The University of Kansas School of Medicine plans to move to a renovated building in downtown Salina (Photo: Kansas University Medical School)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

The new campus is part of an effort to attract nurses to work in rural parts of Kansas.

 Officials with the Kansas Insurance Department say they expect premiums to go up for the more than 100,000 Kansans with Obamacare plans. ​​
Kansas News Service Friday, May 12th

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas has taken the first steps towards continuing its participation in the ACA marketplace in 2018.​

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing but a new partnership has been formed to take over the facility.
Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing. Now, the University of Kansas Health System has partnered with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling hospital. Will other Kansas hospitals soon need a life raft of their own?

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Stormont Vail is among three potential buyers for St. Francis Health hospital, along with the University of Kansas Health System and the California-based Prime Healthcare Foundation.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

Brownback told reporters Wednesday that Prime Healthcare Foundation is a "legitimate" buyer for the 378-bed hospital in Topeka.

Republican Senator Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills helped write the legislation.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

The new law will require the private companies that manage KanCare to standardize some of their business practices.

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 20th

Pretty Prairie, in south-central Kansas, has a water problem.  Most residents aren’t bothered by the high nitrate levels in the town’s water, but being in violation of environmental regulations is hurting property values.  The question now is whether the town will be helped or harmed by new leadership at the EPA.

The state health department says the number of abortions in Kansas declined in 2016, compared with the previous year.
KMUW Radio Thursday, April 20th

State officials report there were 6810 abortions reported last year which is 164 fewer than in 2015.

Associated Press Tuesday, April 18th

The company issued a statement about the future of the hospital today (TUE). 

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