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Bryan Thompson Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Federal health officials are advising consumers not to eat cantaloupe from the Rocky Ford region of Eastern Colorado. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the melons could be contaminated with the potentially deadly bacteria known as Listeria.

Bryan Thompson Friday, September 9th, 2011

A microscopic parasite sometimes referred to as a brain-eating amoeba (uh-MEE-buh) is being blamed for the death of a Sedgwick County resident. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson…

Bryan Thompson Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment took comments from the public yesterday (WED) on the new regulations it has drafted for clinics performing abortions in Kansas. There are two sides to the issue, and as Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, they’re miles apart.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Governor Sam Brownback’s recent rejection of a $31 million dollar federal grant won’t stop planning for how to implement one of the health reform law’s major provisions. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, that decision was made late yesterday (WED) by the group planning Kansas’s health insurance purchasing exchange.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Governor Sam Brownback’s recent decision to return more than $31 million dollars in health reform grant money to the federal government may have unintended consequences for the state’s Medicaid program. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The last in a series of public forums on how to reform Medicaid in Kansas drew more than 300 people to the Overland Park Convention Center yesterday (WED). As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, Governor Brownback has said he wants to find ways to improve care for Medicaid clients while saving money over the long term.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Kansas Republicans are taking a stand against the federal health reform law. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service Reports, party leaders have passed a resolution calling on all GOP office holders to reject any federal money offered to help implement the law.

Bryan Thompson Friday, August 12th, 2011

A five-million dollar donation from Don and Adele (uh – DELL) Hall, of Mission Hills, has brought the University of Kansas Cancer Center near its fundraising goal of 61-million dollars. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, it’s part of an effort to win National Cancer Institute designation.

Bryan Thompson Friday, August 12th, 2011

Kansas could end up on the receiving end of a federal lawsuit if it doesn’t start doing a better job of providing services to developmentally and physically disabled people in their homes and communities. That warning was delivered yesterday (THUR) by Barry Grissom, the U-S Attorney for Kansas, at the annual meeting of the state Disability Caucus in Topeka. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Republican Governor Sam Brownback did an about face yesterday (TUE). He decided to return a $31.5 million federal health reform grant less than six months after agreeing to accept it. We get more on the announcement, which took many by surprise, from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service. The KHI News Service is a part of the Kansas Health Institute. The institute’s policy and research arm has a contract with the state to monitor and evaluate efforts to integrate a new Medicaid eligibility system with the insurance purchasing exchange.

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