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Report: Rural children more likely to rely on CHIP

National advocacy group urges reauthorization of federal health insurance program

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.

Respiratory illness sickens hundreds of KC area children

KDHE spokeswoman Sara Belfry says the department is investigating whether any of the young patients treated at Children's Mercy are from Kansas.

New regulations could end dispute over Kansas coal-fired power plant

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.

Kansas cancer consortium receives federal funding

The Cancer Center of Kansas will receive $1.7 million over five years for clinical trials involving more than 300 cancer patients.

Kansas safety net clinics receive ACA funds for mental health care

Centers with operations in Pittsburg, Emporia, Eureka, Olathe and Hutchinson each will receive $250,000 grants to expand services for low-income Kansans.

HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs

Provision phases out 'donut hole' for prescription coverage

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 touts years of work as insurance agent

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.

Kids Count rankings put Kansas in top third

Missouri ranks close to the middle

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.

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

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.

Kansas health officials work to contain measles outbreak

Six cases confirmed in Wichita area

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.

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