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A Federal Court Ruling Could Mean Higher Health Care Costs for Kansans and Less Preventive Care

KCUR Kansas City (Samantha Horton & Rose Conlon)

March 31, 2023 – A federal judge recently ruled that insurers should not have to cover some preventive care screenings under the Affordable Care Act. Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., KHI Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader, is quoted in this article.

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Health Care Center Estimates Changes to KanCare Could Impact Patients

WIBW Topeka (Shayndel Jones)

March 30, 2023 – Starting April 1, the state will resume KanCare eligibility redeterminations that were paused during the COVID-19 public health emergency. A KHI study cited in this article found that Douglas County saw a nearly 30 percent growth in KanCare enrollment since the start of the pandemic.

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Kansas Farmers, Ranchers Plant Seeds of Change to Erode Stigma of Mental Illness

Kansas Reflector (Tim Carpenter)

January 4, 2023 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported farmers and ranchers were almost two times more likely to die from suicide than people engaged in other occupations. In 2021, Kansas Health Institute reported the rate of suicide in rural counties in Kansas climbed 55 percent from 2000 to 2019.

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