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Harvest Public Media Thursday, July 20th

Cattle showing signs of neurological disorders are routinely screened for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which is more commonly called mad cow disease. 

Advocates say the state has already lost $2 billion in federal funding by failing to expand Medicaid.
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 20th

The Kansas Hospital Association and other groups are gearing up for another try to expand KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program, during the next legislative session.

  Demonstrators at the weekly protest outside Republican Senator Jerry Moran's Olathe office carried "Thank You" signs Tuesday after the Senator stood firm against the Obamacare replacement bill. The mood shifted quickly with news Moran would still support repealing Obamacare.  (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 19th

Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran has been making national news this week for his evolving views on the GOP health care plan.  

Kansas News Service Monday, July 17th

The Kansas Hospital Association says the Republican plan to replace "Obamacare" would lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts for Kansas.  

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has not commented on the Senate's revised version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 14th

Several Republican senators, including Moran, either opposed or had concerns about the initial draft of the Republican health care bill. 

Proposed funding reductions for the Indian Health Service could force rationing of health care services at locations including Haskell Indian Health Center in Lawrence.
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 13th

The uninsured rate among Native Americans would climb by 27.4 percent in Kansas according to the report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 

Harvest Public Media Wednesday, July 12th

Rural areas often lack the facilities needed to effectively prevent and treat cancers.

Kansas News Service Monday, July 10th

The uninsured rate in Kansas would rise by more than a third by 2022, according to The Urban Institute. 

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran speaks at a town hall meeting Thursday in Palco where he discussed the GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas news Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 7th

Moran said he is concerned about the effect of nearly $800 billion in proposed Medicaid cuts on rural health care providers and Kansans with disabilities.   

Mike Oxford, director of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, speaks to disability advocates in Topeka after returning from Washington, D.C., where he was arrested during a protest of the new Senate health bill. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 29th

Medicaid pays for the support services that allow tens of thousands of Kansans with physical and intellectual disabilities to live and work in their communities. Now, they fear that, under the new health care proposal, those benefits could disappear.

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