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0 | Sep. 17, 2014 |
Fifteen medical-related political action committees registered with the state's ethics board mostly spent campaign dollars on incumbents during the primary season. But occasionally they went outside those parameters to support health care practitioners vying for spots in the Kansas House.
0 | Sep. 16, 2014 |
Administration officials told the Children's Cabinet director that it would be “unwise to move forward” in applying for a Preschool Development Grant without first conferring with the Kansas Legislature.
1 | Sep. 16, 2014 |
Legislators who supported a multi-state bill that would exempt Kansas from federal regulations on publicly funded health care tried Monday to dissuade a senior advisory board in Johnson County from running an article criticizing the compact's potential effects on Medicare.
1 | Sep. 11, 2014 |
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook said the health care compact would not affect Medicare as the group fears, but leaders of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging's advisory board say their concerns are valid.
0 | Aug. 29, 2014 |
A national organization leader and a federal report say other governmental agencies tasked with rooting out Medicaid fraud also are struggling to adapt to the managed care model.
0 | Aug. 28, 2014 |
Kari Bruffett said one of her initial tasks as secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services will be to work with federal officials to continue the transition away from institutional care for people with disabilities.
0 | Aug. 26, 2014 |
Representatives of Kansas doctor and nurse groups are negotiating on legislation allowing nurses with advanced training to practice on their own.
0 | Aug. 06, 2014 |
Despite a flood of negative mail in the final weeks of the campaign, all of the targeted Kansas House members survived their primary challenges.
0 | Aug. 04, 2014 |
The Kansas Values Institute and the Kansas Traditional Republican Majority are spending thousands to defend moderate Republican Statehouse incumbents against charges that they failed to support conservative-led efforts to transfer control of federal health care programs to the state, block Medicaid expansion and repeal the state’s renewable energy standards.
0 | Jun. 24, 2014 |
As the leader of a conservative Republican majority in the Senate, Susan Wagle says: "Government has less money to spend, but that’s what the people are asking for, they want more money in their pockets."
0 | Jun. 20, 2014 |
The health impact assessment says expanded liquor sales could lead to more underage drinking.
0 | Jun. 19, 2014 |
Sharp disagreements between Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic legislators on the State Finance Council provide a preview of what is likely to be the dominant topic in the governor’s race.
0 | Jun. 19, 2014 |
“Seventeenth - that places us in the second quartile of states, or somewhere toward the middle of the road,” said Maren Turner, director of AARP Kansas. “Kansas can do better than that. I mean, who wants to receive middle-of the-road services? Most people don’t.”
0 | Jun. 18, 2014 |
In the weeks since the Reed family left Kansas for Colorado, steady increases in the dosage of medical marijuana have helped 3-year-old Otis to sleep better but haven’t reduced his seizures.
0 | Jun. 16, 2014 |
Missouri State Sen. Ryan Silvey, a Kansas City Republican, provided a behind-the-scenes look at high-level negotiations that occurred just before the session ended without an agreement to expand Medicaid eligibility.