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Governor Brownback will ask lawmakers to raise hospital taxes to restore cuts to the state’s privatized Medicaid program. (Photo: KHI News Service)
Jim McLean Thursday, August 18th

The $56.3 million reduction in Medicaid reimbursements was part of nearly $100 million in cuts that Brownback ordered to cover a projected deficit in the fiscal year 2017 budget.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Thursday, August 18th

The program aims to address the nationwide shortage of nurses who have a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. 

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Tuesday, August 16th

Administration officials say the public can still comment on the KanCare cuts using letters and e-mail. 

Heartland Healt... Wednesday, August 10th

The grant from the United Health Foundation is worth almost $2 million. 

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.
Andy Marso Tuesday, August 9th

Few Kansas dentists accept patients on Medicaid, or KanCare as it's called in this state. With a recent reduction in Medicaid reimbursement rates, the number of Kansas dentists willing to accept Medicaid patients may grow even smaller.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Jim McLean Monday, August 8th

Victories by moderate Republicans in the Kansas primary election and a chance for Democratic wins in November have created momentum on the issue of expanding Medicaid, known in Kansas as KanCare.

A wheat field in Logan County, Kansas, a part of the Midwest that often suffers from a lack of rainfall. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 5th

Many farm families find themselves under increasing pressure to sell their water rights. And some are cashing in.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Thursday, August 4th

The University of Kansas Hospital was named the best hospital in Kansas City for the seventh year in a row and best hospital in Kansas for the fifth straight year.

An old fashioned windmill on a Kansas farm (Photo by J. Schafer)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, August 2nd

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control suggests American farmers commit suicide at a rate seven times the national average.

Tim Keck will serve as secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (Photo: Andy Marso)
Heartland Healt... Monday, August 1st

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has appointed Tim Keck as secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Keck has been serving as the interim secretary since January.

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