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Associated Press Wednesday, February 8th

The expansion would provide insurance to an additional 150,000 Kansans. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says a “corrective action plan” is being implemented to address the complaints.
Kansas News Service Friday, February 3rd

​The Center for Medicaid Services says many KanCare recipients with developmental disabilities are not receiving the services they need to help them live independently.

Dr. Damon Heybrock's medical practice is part of a growing group of primary care offices that charge a monthly fee rather than taking insurance. (Photo: Andy Marso, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 2nd

Direct primary care doctors don’t take insurance, so they don’t take Medicaid patients but that could change if Medicaid block grants become a reality in Kansas.

The suit charged that HCA failed to meet commitments after it bought 3 Kansas City area hospitals in 2003. (Photo: Courtesy of HCA Midwest Health)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 1st

The Health Care Foundation says it will spend the money on grants for mental health, tobacco use prevention and safety net health care.   

Many small towns have seen their local grocery stores close and residents have limited access to fresh food.
Kansas News Service Monday, January 30th

In some parts of rural Kansas, residents must travel 20 to 30 miles to the nearest full-service grocery store.

Image from Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Associated Press Saturday, January 28th

Kansas health officials say the flu is spreading across the state.  Six outbreaks have been confirmed: two in Leavenworth County, and one each in Cherokee, Harvey, Osage, and Saline counties. Health officials say it's not too late to get the flu vaccine, as the disease could spread for two or three more months.

(photo credit: user Succo at pixabay.com)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 26th

Dental care provider Sterling Dental had threatened to suspend its services for customers whose Medicaid applications are still pending. 

Brandon Brown exits court after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for the beating death of Jerry Martinez. Brandon, who has schizophrenia, cycled in and out of state hospitals and other psychiatric facilities for years.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 25th

The father of a man who murdered a fellow patient in a Kansas mental health facility isn’t questioning his son’s guilt. But he says the state’s overburdened and underfunded mental health system is also to blame. This is the story of a 2015 murder and what it says about the Kansas mental health system.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 24th

Using a $10 million donation, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City will create new research positions to fight childhood cancer.  

Associated Press Monday, January 23rd

KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier says she hopes a resolution for the situation will be reached quickly.

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