Documents for January 2011

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Exchange Planning Presentation

January 27, 2011

A presentation by Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger about what is in the federal health reform law regarding health insurance exchanges and what is needed to develop one for Kansas. Praeger made the presentation to a group of about 125 agency and industry officials in Topeka on Jan. 27, 2011.

Exchange Planning Timeline

January 27, 2011

Timeline for developing the plan for a Kansas health insurance exchange.

Exchange work group descriptions

January 27, 2011

A description of the responsibilities for each of eight work groups to be involved with planning a Kansas health insurance exchange.

Health Agency Audit

January 27, 2011

Performance audit report by the Legislative Division of Post Audit - Health Care Related Services: Reviewing Options for Better Coordinating the State's Health-Care Related Programs. Report no. 10PA19, Jan. 2011

KRC's Farmers Market Project

January 25, 2011

Rehearing order

January 21, 2011

Supreme Court order of rehearing in the case of Miller v Johnson, a case that tests the state law limiting jury awards for pain and suffering as a result of medical malpractice.

Memo: Requirements for Exchange vs Non-Exchange Plans

January 21, 2011

A follow-up memo sent to the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee in response to questions asked during the briefing.

KPERS long-term funding

January 19, 2011

Report on the long-term outlook for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

Insurance Dept. snapshot

January 19, 2011

HB 2039

January 19, 2011

A bill to eliminate the exemption for the gaming floor for casinos and racing facilities from the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act.

Sierra Club coal plant petition

January 14, 2011

Administrative appeal filed by the Sierra Club challenging the permit approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for construction of a coal-fired, electric generator near Holcomb.

Letter to Florida AG

January 12, 2011

A letter from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to the AG of Florida asking that Kansas be allowed to join a multi-state challenge to the new federal health reform law.

State of the State address

January 12, 2011

Kansas Health Information Technology and Exchange Act

January 12, 2011

A proposal for legislation that would modify state privacy laws so that they are consistent, or "harmonized," with the federal, patient-privacy laws generally referred to as "HIPAA."

The Impact of Health Reform on Health Insurance Coverage in Kansas

January 11, 2011

A look at the immediate and future impact of the federal health reform law in Kansas, and how coverage options and requirements have changed based on the legislation.

Resource: Definitions for concepts discussed in the brief, The Impact of Health Reform on Health Insurance Coverage in Kansas

January 11, 2011

This resource document provides more in-depth information about concepts discussed in the brief, The Impact of Health Reform on Health Insurance Coverage in Kansas.

Brownback Inaugural Speech

January 10, 2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's inaugural speech.

Brownback swearing-in speech

January 10, 2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's inaugural speech delivered on the floor of the Kansas House on Jan. 10, 2011.

Health reform law

January 10, 2011

Kansas Insurance Dept. FAQ

January 10, 2011

CBO analysis of the cost of repealing health reform

January 6, 2011

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office sent a memo to House Speaker John Boehner outlining the expected cost of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Repeal would add $145 billion to the federal deficit over the next several years, according to the preliminary analysis.