Letters

KHI accepts letters to the editor on pertinent topics. Letters sent only to KHI have a better chance of being published than open or third-party letters. Open or third-party letters may be submitted for consideration as op-ed pieces or commentary.

Letters for publication should be no longer than about 300 words and should refer to an article or report that has appeared on the KHI Web site. The letter must include the writer's name, address and phone numbers. Names will be published but the address and phone numbers are for confirmation purposes only and will not be published.

We regret we cannot return or acknowledge unpublished letters. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified before they are posted.

Send a letter to the editor by e-mailing letters@khi.org or faxing (785) 233-1168.

You may also mail your letter to:

Letters to the Editor
Kansas Health Institute
212 SW Eighth Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603

KNI staff workers commended

0 | Feb. 25, 2014 | Letters

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.

Administration statements on KanCare

0 | Jan. 14, 2013 | Letters

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.

A broken promise to our children

1 | Dec. 08, 2011 | Commentary, Letters

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.

Dental association working to address Kansas' needs

0 | Nov. 15, 2011 | Commentary, Letters

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.

Letter to the editor: The Big Lie

0 | Jul. 20, 2011 | Letters

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.

Letter: How bankrupt is Kansas?

0 | Mar. 10, 2011 | Letters

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.

Tertiary care still needed

0 | Feb. 25, 2011 | Letters

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.

Roberts responds to criticism

0 | Oct. 28, 2009 | Letters

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.

Senior services at risk

1 | May. 11, 2009 | Letters

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.