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Kansas Health Institute’s interactive map breaks down KanCare data

WIBW Topeka (Shayndel Jones)

June 4, 2024 – Medicaid continuous enrollment associated with the federal Public Health Emergency ended on March 31, 2023. In a process called “unwinding,” states restarted the renewal process and were to complete it within 12 months. The Kansas Health Institute analyzed KanCare renewal data as of April 30, the most recent and available, and developed an interactive map to show Medicaid “unwinding” status by age group and county.

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Opinion: It’s time for Kelly to consider the nuclear option to expand Medicaid

Wichita Eagle (Dion Lefler)

May 12, 2024 – This opinion piece asks the Governor to bypass the Legislature to expand Medicaid. The author cites a KHI report which estimates 151,898 Kansans, including 106,450 adults and 45,448 children, would newly enroll in Medicaid, if expanded.

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Push emerging to recognize gap-filling community paramedicine

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April 29, 2024 – Emergency health care professionals across the state want to bring awareness to non-emergency practices long implemented by local ambulance crews and paramedics, such as helping residents avoid falls. Wyatt J. Beckman, KHI Senior Analyst, is quoted in the article.

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