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Bryan Thompson Friday, January 14th

Governor Sam Brownback wants to eliminate the Kansas Health Policy Authority, and merge its operations into the Department of Health and Environment. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the goal is to cut administrative expenses, and let the governor control the Medicaid program providing health care for poor and disabled Kansans.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, January 13th

Less than five years after it was created, the Kansas Health Policy Authority is on the chopping block. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, Governor Sam Brownback wants to abolish the agency, and merge its programs into the Department of Health and Environment.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, January 13th

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking that Kansas be allowed to join a lawsuit to do away with the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, starting in 2014. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains what might happen if the mandate is eliminated.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, January 12th

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is seeking permission for Kansas to join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, January 12th

Doctor Jason Eberhart-Phillips has been relieved of his position as state health officer by the new administration of Governor Sam Brownback. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service has more.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, January 6th

President Obama signed a much-anticipated food safety bill into law this week. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson spoke with a K-State food safety expert, who says it doesn’t address the root of the problem.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, January 5th

Governor-elect Sam Brownback says redesigning the state’s massive Medicaid program will be one of his administration’s priorities. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, January 4th

Coping with cancer can be frightening, confusing, and even downright bewildering. The American Cancer Society and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are teaming up again this year to help answer some of the questions patients and caregivers often have. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson. Tag: You can register for the classes by calling LMH Connect Care at 785-749-5800, or online at LMH.org.

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