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Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, October 26th

The case was filed under the Federal False Claims Act which allows citizens to sue on behalf of the government and collect a portion of any recovery.  

Heartland Healt... Monday, October 24th

The state of Kansas has retained two private law firms in Washington D.C. for its defense. 

Nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the Kansas prison system have some sort of mental illness.
Jim McLean Monday, October 24th

Some Kansas judges are experimenting with alternative sentencing courts to steer people with mental illness into treatment and away from prison.

Kristin Brighton, chair of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, annoucnes the organizations endorsement of Medicaid expansion at a media event Thursday in Manhattan. (photo credit: Jim McLean for the KHI News Service)
KHI News Service Thursday, October 20th

Some chamber of commerce representatives claim the state's refusal to expand Medicaid is hurting the Kansas economy. 

Associated Press Thursday, October 20th

Some people were reluctant to admit health officials into their homes. 

Having medical information for the elderly and disabled in a designated place helps first responders save lives.
Heartland Healt... Wednesday, October 19th

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services aims is to distribute a million of the special files by early 2018.

The pilot program is aimed at preventing readmissions to Osawatomie State Hospital. (Photo: KHI News Servive)
Jim McLean Monday, October 17th

A Topeka company will provide transitional housing for patients who no longer require hospital treatment but who aren’t ready to live independently.

For low income families, finding nutritious meals for children can be challenging.
Harvest Public Media Monday, October 17th

The WIC nutrition program only covers children younger than age five. The program cost more than six billion dollars last year and extending eligibility would likely increase the price. 

Egg producers apparently felt threatened by the popularity of a vegan mayonnaise-like product.
Harvest Public Media Monday, October 10th

The USDA says the egg industry's promotional group behaved "inappropriately."

The Rural Health Working Group met Thursday to discuss ways to improve health care in rural Kansas. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)
Heartland Healt... Friday, October 7th

Some task force members favor KanCare expansion while others say the focus of the group should be to find solutions that don’t involve expanding Medicaid.

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