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              

State of Kansas Confident Federal Waiver Will Be Granted



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in Governor Sam Brownback's administration say they expect the federal government to give its go-ahead to an overhaul of the Medicaid program in Kansas. Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer said at a Friday news conference that Kansas is seeking a waiver of federal rules on Medicaid that other states previously have had waived. Colyer led the team that developed the plan for overhauling the $2.9 billion-a-year program, which covers health care for the poor, needy and disabled. Kansas formally submitted a waiver application Thursday to the federal government. Brownback plans to turn Medicaid's management in Kansas over to three private, managed-care companies. The state's application came a day before new federal rules took effect, changing how applications from states are handled. Colyer described the timing as a coincidence.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
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

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)