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Dr. Brian Hunt sits at the computer he uses to interact with patients. (Photo: Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

Advocates say telemedicine is an effective way for patients, especially those in remote rural areas, to access health care but getting insurance companies to pay for the service has been a challenge.

An inspection of Osawatomie State Hospital found problems with sanitation, infection control and fire safety. That means the hospital remains will continue to lose about $1 million per month in federal payments.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

When federal inspectors visited the Osawatomie State Hospital in May, they discovered new problems and that means the state-run psychiatric hospital remains decertified and will not receive federal payments for patient care.

Associated Press Friday, June 16th

The federal government revoked Osawatomie State Hospital's certification in December 2015. 

Providers and consumers have complained since Governor Sam Brownback turned the Medicaid program over to three private companies in 2013.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says more than 400,000 low-income, disabled and elderly Kansans are being served by the KanCare program.

 The survey found that support for the Republican replacement health plan ranges from 22 percent in Massachusetts to 38 percent in Oklahoma.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

Polls by several organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, show that the Republican “American Health Care Act” is the most unpopular piece of legislation that Congress has considered in decades.

Centene Corporation is based in St. Louis.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

Just when other insurance companies were pulling out of Obamacare, Centene Corporation says it will start offering health insurance policies for Kansas and Missouri through the Affordable Care Act beginning next year.

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 1st

A former official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the American Health Care Act would increase costs for everyone, not just people with pre-existing conditions. 

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.​

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