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0 | Oct. 28, 2014 |
Little attention is being paid statewide to the Kansas House's 125 races. But a few key contests could decide whether a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans emerges as a foil for the Senate.
0 | Oct. 21, 2014 |
Rep. Susan Concannon, a Beloit Republican and vice chair of the health committee, says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Kansas is "something we should look at."
0 | Oct. 02, 2014 |
A series of agencies that serve older Kansans are under scrutiny after one in Johnson County published an article critical of a health care compact the Legislature passed last session.
0 | Sep. 29, 2014 |
A spokesperson for Gov. Sam Brownback says the process to select private companies to operate the $3 billion KanCare program was "open and fair."
0 | Sep. 24, 2014 |
Republican legislators who supported a health care compact bill have written an article for a Johnson County senior publication that states the compact saves Medicare.
1 | Sep. 22, 2014 |
A health care compact bill designed to get Kansas and other states out of federal health regulations is gaining attention here for its possible Medicare implications. But a national expert on Medicare says the compact, which needs Congressional approval, is "not even on the back burner" in Washington, D.C.
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.