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2018 Kansas Legislative Preview

Anticipating key health policy themes

By Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H. | January 03, 2018

2018 Kansas Legislative Preview

READ IT HERE: 2018 Kansas Legislative Preview: Anticipating key health policy themes

The 2018 Kansas legislative session convenes January 8. Legislators will consider many health-related topics this session even as they grapple with other complex issues, including development of a new school finance formula as ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court.

The following health-related topics may be considered in 2018.

  • KanCare renewal
  • Medicaid expansion
  • Improvements to the child welfare system
  • Enhancements to the behavioral health system
  • Controlled substances
  • Telemedicine/telehealth

This issue brief, 2018 Kansas Legislative Preview: Anticipating key health policy themes, provides an overview of the health policy topics listed above, as well as other issues that may receive attention during the 2018 Kansas legislative session.