KHI News Service

Legislators take issue with seniors' article opposing compact

1 | Sep. 11, 2014 | Legislature, Health Reform

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.

Michigan health educator selected as KAMU’s new director

0 | Sep. 11, 2014 | Community Health, Safety Net

Cyzman most recently has been a vice president for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

HHS official: updates will be 'improvement but not perfection'

0 | Sep. 11, 2014 | Government, Health Reform, Insurance

Two months before the beginning of the next open enrollment period for government-subsidized health insurance, administration officials promised smoother operation of the website used by millions of people to sign up for coverage.

Investors haul in nearly half the tobacco settlement cash

0 | Sep. 11, 2014 | Tobacco

An updated analysis by ProPublica shows that investors are getting about 44 percent, or nearly one in every two dollars that tobacco companies pay out each year as part of the 1998 legal settlement.

Early signs show promise for Rainbow Mental Health Facility, officials say

0 | Sep. 10, 2014 | Mental Health

Rainbow Mental Health Facility reopened in April as a collaboration between the state and mental health/substance abuse providers in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Hutchinson to host community conversation on mental health issues

0 | Sep. 10, 2014 | Community Health, Health Care Delivery, Mental Health

Similar sessions have been held in Manhattan, Abilene and Wamego.

Rare respiratory ailment afflicting children appears to be waning in KC

0 | Sep. 10, 2014 | Child Health

At the peak of enterovirus D68 cases several weeks ago, Children’s Mercy was seeing 30 patients a day. That number has now fallen to about 15 a day.

Family insurance premiums rise modestly for third year, survey finds

0 | Sep. 10, 2014 | Health Reform, Insurance

Family premiums rose 3 percent in 2014, one of the lowest increases tracked by the survey since 1999.

Kansas teens in foster care to get free photo IDs

1 | Sep. 09, 2014 | Children, DCF

The initiative, which will cost about $10,000, is expected to affect 424 teens and young adults.

Health law not the reason for GOP election enthusiasm, poll finds

0 | Sep. 09, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Health Reform

Health care trails jobs and the economy as a top issue on voters’ minds this fall, 21 percent to 13 percent.

Doctor running for lieutenant governor swears by 'direct primary care' model

1 | Sep. 08, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Health Care Delivery

Josh Umbehr, a primary care physician running for the state's second-highest office, says his updated version of concierge medical practice brings better, more affordable care to the masses.

Kansas organizations receive grants to help with ACA sign-ups

0 | Sep. 08, 2014 | Health Reform, Insurance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $60 million in grants, including $700,000 for two Kansas organizations, to provide navigators for health insurance enrollment under the ACA.

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