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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.

Several Kansas City-area activist groups organized a demonstration outside Senator Moran's district office in Olathe to protest the Republican health care bill.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 29th

Several Kansas City area groups organized the demonstration to thank Moran for opposing the Senate bill and to encourage him to continue his opposition to the health care proposal.

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.

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