| May. 30, 2014 |
Kansas is among 19 states that have rejected expansion of coverage to more low-income adults.
| Feb. 25, 2014 |
On Feb 4, 2014, the Topeka Capitol Journal estimated 13 inches of snow fell on Topeka, closing state and legislative offices. Many businesses were closed due to treacherous conditions. Not all Kansas employees, however, stayed home.
| Jan. 14, 2013 |
Statements submitted to KHI News Service by Dr. Robert Moser, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Shawn Sullivan, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
| Dec. 08, 2011 |
Out of the $160 million collected annually from tobacco-generated revenue in this state, only $1 million or 0.6% is being spent on tobacco prevention. What is even more appalling is that for every dollar in tobacco revenue, Kansas is spending less than a penny to fight tobacco use.
| Nov. 15, 2011 |
As doctors of oral health, Kansas dentists are on the front lines of many issues involving public health in our state. We take seriously our obligation to identify and advance a full range of solutions to elevate the dental care provided to Kansans.
| Jul. 20, 2011 |
With the proposed closing of nine local SRS offices, Gov. Brownback's administration is trying to sell us the notion that restricting access to basic life-sustaining programs is sound public policy. As advocates for high-quality long-term care for all older adults, Kansas Advocates for Better Care isn't buying their claim and joins Kansas communities and organizations across the state in opposing the closing of those offices.
| Mar. 10, 2011 |
The state apparently has enough money that we can import Italian marble for the exorbitantly costly statehouse renovation. Obviously the state is not that financially bankrupt.
| Feb. 25, 2011 |
During the twenty-three years I took care of patients at the Menninger Clinic (1972-1995) I learned several lessons that apply to the Kansas Neurological Institute.
| Oct. 28, 2009 |
In response to questions about his role in the health reform debate, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts says he is proud of the reputation he has in Kansas and on Capitol Hill as a behind-the-scenes negotiator who can work out legislative differences. "We may not always get the best possible bill, but often we can get the best bill possible," Roberts writes in a letter to KHI.
| May. 11, 2009 |
Jim Beckwith, executive director of the Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging, describes the impact of further state cuts in social service spending on the people his agency serves.