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Horton Community Hospital is the third EmpowerHMS-run hospital to close in the last few weeks. (photo credit: Facebook)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

It's the third rural hospital in Kansas to close in the last three months. We have two reports from the Kansas News Service on what happened, and what this might mean for state legislators looking to expand Medicaid eligibility.    

Kansas News Service Friday, March 8th, 2019

The hospitals include Via Christi St. Teresa in Wichita and Stormont Vail in Topeka.   

Kansas News Service Friday, March 1st, 2019

Doctors have consistently opposed bills in the Kansas Legislature that would let nurses with certain advanced training provide care traditionally left to physicians. But nursing organizations say passing such legislation could help ease serious rural health care shortages.   

Kansas News Service Monday, February 11th, 2019

Flu season is well underway in Kansas but it's still not too late to get a flu shot.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Though legislators have repeatedly asked how long kids have to wait for treatment, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services hasn’t had answers. 

Kansas News Service Monday, January 28th, 2019

A group of hospitals says some new Medicare payment rules aren't fair, and will cost more than a billion dollars over the next two years. 

Kansas News Service Friday, January 25th, 2019

The best health care outcomes hinge on the ability of a patient to communicate what's wrong, maneuver the health care bureaucracy, and to understand what doctors are saying.  

Kansas News Service Thursday, January 24th, 2019

The new hospital will be located at 165th Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park.

Kansas News Service Monday, January 21st, 2019

Supporters of Medicaid expansion need to overcome opposition from Republican leaders, particularly in the Kansas Senate.   

Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Experts say several factors may account for the lower numbers...including a big cut to the budget for advertisements encouraging people to sign up.   

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