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Congress is considering whether to reauthorize four years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for more than 56,000 Kansas children.
KDHE spokeswoman Sara Belfry says the department is investigating whether any of the young patients treated at Children's Mercy are from Kansas.
Greenhouse gas regulations recently proposed by the EPA could block a proposed facility next to an existing coal-fired unit at Sunflower’s station outside Holcomb.
The Cancer Center of Kansas will receive $1.7 million over five years for clinical trials involving more than 300 cancer patients.
Centers with operations in Pittsburg, Emporia, Eureka, Olathe and Hutchinson each will receive $250,000 grants to expand services for low-income Kansans.
A provision in the health reform law closes the "donut hole," or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the cost of their medications.
Powell sees a competitive insurance market as part of what he calls a “three-legged stool,” along with Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts and a renewed emphasis on vocational education, to help Kansas attract new businesses.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a child advocacy group, released its annual Kids Count report today, and Kansas ranked 15th overall and Missouri 29th. The report assesses overall child well-being based on four broad categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
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.
The nine confirmed measles cases, including six in the Wichita area, have health officials encouraging Kansans to make sure they are vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.