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 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.​

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing but a new partnership has been formed to take over the facility.
Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing. Now, the University of Kansas Health System has partnered with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling hospital. Will other Kansas hospitals soon need a life raft of their own?

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Stormont Vail is among three potential buyers for St. Francis Health hospital, along with the University of Kansas Health System and the California-based Prime Healthcare Foundation.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

Brownback told reporters Wednesday that Prime Healthcare Foundation is a "legitimate" buyer for the 378-bed hospital in Topeka.

Republican Senator Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills helped write the legislation.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

The new law will require the private companies that manage KanCare to standardize some of their business practices.

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