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Proponents say data from states that have expanded eligibility show that access to Medicaid coverage brings better health care to low income people. (Image:medicarerights.org)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 8th, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly’s plan would expand Medicaid to cover an additional 130,000 Kansans. Kelly says the measure would pass if legislative leaders would allow lawmakers to vote on it.

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Kansas House Insurance Committee is looking very closely at just what the Kansas Farm Bureau's unregulated health care coverage would entail.  

Gov. Kelly speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The schools had previously supported the plan.

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Farm Bureau health plans would be exempt from state and federal regulations meaning, among other things, the organization could reject people who have pre-existing conditions.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Legislators will be weighing the cost of expanded services against the economic benefit of the programs, along with the effect of an infusion of federal matching dollars.    

Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Kansas Dental Association says Medicaid reimbursement rates have not been adjusted since 2001 and now cover less than half of what a dentist would generally charge patients.

The bill would forbid landlords from denying a rental application because someone is a victim of sexual violence. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The proposed legislation would let victims break their leases and would forbid landlords from denying rental applications just because someone is a domestic violence victim.

Jim McLean, of the Kansas News Service, sat down for a wide-ranging discussion with the new secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, Julie Lorenz.
Kansas News Service Monday, March 4th, 2019

The new K-DOT secretary, Julie Lorenz, has worked at the Kansas transportation agency before. During her first stint, she helped launch the 10-year, $8 billion T-WORKS program. But lawmakers derailed the venture when they started diverting billions of dollars from K-DOT to deal with a budget crisis.

Kansas News Service Monday, March 4th, 2019

Kansas Democrats hope to expand their ranks in the Legislature in 2020 and protect freshman Congresswoman Sharice Davids’ seat in the Kansas 3rd District. They are also considering putting forth a Democratic candidate to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

Kansas transplant surgeons say the bill would allow Kansas donors to specify whether they want their organs used to benefit Kansas patients. 
Kansas News Service Monday, March 4th, 2019

Kansas lawmakers are working on a bill that would prevent pending changes in a national system that distributes organs from reducing the number of livers available for Kansas transplant patients.

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