Recent cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates ordered by Governor Sam Brownback and other reductions in state funding are “devastating” the Kansas mental health system. That’s according to the association that represents 26 community mental health centers across the state. More from Heartland Health Monitor’s Jim McLean.
Jim McLean is a reporter for the KHI News Service and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners - KCUR, KCPT Public Television, the KHI News Service and Kansas Public Radio - strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of a topic that leaves no one untouched.