Kansas Medicaid: “Beyond the Basics”

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Jan 21, 2014


Emily Meissen-Sebelius, M.S.W.,

LeAnn Bell, Pharm.D.,

Chelsea Mertz


Kansas Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health insurance to more than 385,000 low-income Kansans. Medicaid and CHIP represent a significant portion of the total spending on health care services in Kansas, costing about $3 billion annually to the federal and state governments.

This guide, “Kansas Medicaid: Beyond the Basics,” provides an in-depth look at six key issues as they relate to the federal/state health insurance program for low-income Kansans:

    1.  KanCare
    2.  The Affordable Care Act
    3.  Medicaid Providers and Reimbursements
    4.  Home- and Community-Based Services
    5.  The Health Care Safety Net
    6.  Pharmacy Benefits

Each of these topics are relevant, timely and have implications for the future of the Medicaid program in Kansas. Through this guide, the Kansas Health Institute presents state policymakers with key information to consider as they continue to monitor the Medicaid program and discuss its future.

Access this publication in the Documents & Downloads section.

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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