KHI offered neutral testimony on HB 2556, a bill that would permit convenience and grocery stores to hold retail liquor licenses.
Join us in a discussion of early experiences with implementation of the ACA in Kansas The Marketplace and how it is structured and operating in Kansas.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 aims to increase the number of people with health insurance by expanding both private and public coverage. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the law will reduce the number of uninsured Americans under age 65 by approximately 27 million by the year 2017. However, in Kansas, approximately 182,000 people fall into an eligibility gap, and 78,400 of them currently do not have health insurance. Nearly half of Kansans in the gap are also employed.
The Kansas Health Institute hosted an event for Kansas legislators and other key stakeholders on Medicaid Expansion. Our guest speaker was Kate Baicker, a national authority on the consideration of Medicaid expansion.
This supplemental guide to our Medicaid Primer provides an in-depth look at six key issues as they relate to the federal/state health insurance program for low-income Kansans: 1) KanCare, 2) The Affordable Care Act, 3) Medicaid Providers and Reimbursements, 4) Home- and Community-Based Services, 5) The Health Care Safety Net, and 6) Pharmacy Benefits.
Medicaid is a publicly financed source of health insurance and long-term care coverage for certain eligible population groups. It is the second-largest source of health coverage in the nation, following employment-based coverage.