LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Feds Approve KanCare Changes

Brownback Sullivan KanCareGovernor Sam Brownback speaks during the KanCare announcement, flanked by Secretary for Aging and Disability Services Shawn Sullivan. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)Governor Sam Brownback’s administration has been working on a plan to make sweeping changes to Medicaid in Kansas. Today (FRI), the federal government gave the go ahead to the overhaul. The proposed KanCare program required federal approval because the federal government pays for a bulk of the services. Brownback says the new program will be able to save money without cutting services, and will add some benefits, like expanded dental care.

The changes will place most Medicaid recipients into managed care programs run by private contractors. KanCare is set to launch January 1st. Some advocacy groups have questioned if the process is moving too fast and if Medicaid recipients will be ready for the changes.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)