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Webinar: “Health Reform in Kansas — What Happens Now?”

By | December 03, 2012

The continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the launch of KanCare ensure that the upcoming legislative session and beyond will be busy and eventful.

With the 2012 election behind us, the Kansas Health Institute sponsored an analysis and discussion of the critical changes coming to the health policy and health care environments in Kansas. Today's event in downtown Topeka was also broadcast live online.

Below is a recording of the presentations by the keynote speakers — Robert Laszewski, a nationally renowned health reform expert, and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger — as well as the question and answer period that followed. Also available below are the slides from Laszewski's presentation, along with the introductory slides from KHI senior analysts Suzanne Schrandt and Scott Brunner.


→ Audio-only version available either via streaming or download (right-click + select 'save as').


Slide deck from the presentations (PDF).

→ KHI issue brief distributed at the event: ACA Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment and Cost Estimates for Kansas Policymakers

→ KHI News Service coverage of the event.

→ More photos from the event posted on facebook.com/KHIorg.


Presentation: "Health Reform in Kansas — What Happens Now?"

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Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates in Washington, D.C., provided an update on the political and practical implications of the 2012 election on the health policy landscape in Washington, D.C., and in Topeka.

Praeger discussed the potential impact of the ACA on the state's health insurance market, as well as how a federal health insurance exchange is likely to take shape in Kansas now that Gov. Sam Brownback has reconfirmed his decision to not establish a state-based or partnership-model exchange.

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