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D.C. appeals court overturns subsidies for federal exchange

0 | Jul. 22, 2014 | Courts, Health Reform

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled that subsidies may not be offered in the federal health exchange. But the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals later offered its own decision, upholding the subsidies.

Hub key to sustaining local food movement in northeast Kansas

0 | Jul. 21, 2014 | Community Health, Nutrition

By the end of the fifth year, hub farmers could be generating up to $2.3 million in additional sales, the report said.

Local food movement thriving on the High Plains of Kansas

0 | Jul. 21, 2014 | Community Health, Nutrition

Direct marketing food to customers is proving to be a boon for members of a western Kansas producers' cooperative that has seen strong sales growth. "For one thing, it has made it possible for my nephew to come back to the farm," said Chris Schmidt, a Rawlins County farmer who grows 2,000 acres of commodity grain but also is selling direct to online customers.

Wichita chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud

0 | Jul. 21, 2014 | Courts, Insurance

A Wichita chiropractor pleaded guilty to defrauding health care insurers of more than $1.3 million.

White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion

0 | Jul. 18, 2014 | Health Reform, Medicaid-CHIP

The state is missing out on $820 million over the next three years by choosing not to expand Medicaid eligibility, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

KC med school program emphasizes career possibilities for urban teens

0 | Jul. 18, 2014 | Workforce

The day gave more than 60 students from inner-city schools the opportunity to learn about pathology and microbiology - and see that a career in medicine is possible.

DCF hires foster care ombudsman

1 | Jul. 16, 2014 | Children, DCF

The move was prompted in part by a foster parents' bill of rights proposed earlier this year during the legislative session.

KDHE responds to CMS enrollment concerns

0 | Jul. 15, 2014 | KDHE, Medicaid-CHIP

CMS officials last month directed officials in six states, including Kansas, to submit plans for correcting delays in determining eligibility in their respective Medicaid programs.

More than 100 current and former GOP officials endorse Davis

0 | Jul. 15, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Government

While former office-holders say Brownback has the state headed in the wrong direction, GOP officials counter that Republican defectors are oblivious to state’s shift to the right.

TV, radio talk show host Smiley to speak at poverty conference

0 | Jul. 15, 2014 | Advocacy, Social Services

Tavis Smiley will speak during the Kansas Conference on Poverty, a two-and-a-half-day event that starts Wednesday in Topeka.

Obamacare help was in demand, national survey shows

0 | Jul. 15, 2014 | Health Reform, Insurance

During the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period, about 10.6 million people received personal help from navigators and other enrollment assisters, according to an online survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

U.S. News & World Report ranks KU Hospital in 12 specialties

0 | Jul. 15, 2014 | Hospitals

Now in its 25th year, the U.S. News & World Report list covers more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals. KU ranked highest in neurology and neurosurgery at No. 12 and pulmonology, also at No. 12.

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