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Gov. Brownback has been criss-crossing the state touting his plan to provide level funding for universities in Kansas next year. The final stop on the governor’s tour was Tuesday at the University of Kansas School of Medicine’s Salina campus.
A California-based company has completed its acquisition of two Kansas City-area hospitals. Hospital workers and other proponents say the sale seems like the best way to keep the two hospitals open to serve a community need. But the sale is not sitting well with everyone.
The Medicaid program in Kansas provides medical care for low-income seniors in nursing homes, people with disabilities, and low-income parents and their children. But if you're poor and don't have kids, you're out of luck. That could soon change.
This series of stories produced by Kansas Public Radio and the KHI News Service examines Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to transform Medicaid.
Kansas has done a good job the past couple of years covering more children with health insurance. In 2009, 8.2 per cent of children in Kansas were uninsured, according to the Georgetown Center on Children and Families. Two years later, that figure was down to 6.4 percent.
The state must settle on its plans for those benefits by Sept. 30, says Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, or the federal government will dictate the coverage requirements. But Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, an ardent opponent of the health law, wants to wait until after the presidential election in November.
Less than five months from now, the Kansas Medicaid program is scheduled to convert to a privatized system.
As the home of the University of Kansas, a thriving business community and many high-paying jobs, the city of Lawrence might not seem like the kind of place where hunger is a problem. And yet, it is.
In an ongoing disagreement over how to solve dental care access problems in Kansas, there is one thing no one disputes: the great need.
The number of hospitals switching to computerized health records has more than doubled in the last two years. The medical field still has a long way to go to fully implement electronic recordkeeping, but the trend is clear. And some of the most advanced technology is showing up where you might least expect it.