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Directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas have elected a new board chair.
Kansas ranked low in the annual workplace safety report released by the AFL-CIO. Agriculture and mining remain the most dangerous job sectors.
Larned State Hospital has fired its nursing director, but state officials would not comment on why, according to a report published by the Garden City Telegram. The hospital — one of two state-run inpatient facilities for mentally ill adults — has struggled with staffing issues in recent years.
Federal health officials today released the forms to be used by applicants for health insurance coverage through the online exchanges or marketplaces that are scheduled to be in place in each of the states by Oct. 1.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled said they would launch a $50,000 media campaign this weekend with radio and TV ads urging Gov. Sam Brownback to keep long-term supports for the developmentally disabled out of KanCare.
Proposals to cut and eliminate income taxes are stalled in several states headed by Republican governors but not Kansas, according to a report by Reuters.
Federal health officials are offering an opportunity for the public to ask questions about how the ACA health insurance exchange might work in Kansas.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has appointed Linda Sheppard, director of the agency's accident and health division, to a new position as special counsel and health care policy and analysis director for the department.
This animated map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the country as a whole growing much fatter between 1985 and 2010.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Wednesday a controversial bill that gives public health officials authority to order certain health care workers to be tested for infectious diseases in order to prevent their spread. The bill also clears the way for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to assume the regulatory duties of the Kansas Health Information Exchange.