The 2018 Kansas legislative session convenes January 8. Legislators will consider many health-related topics this session even as they grapple with other complex issues, including development of a new school finance formula as ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court.
The following health-related topics may be considered in 2018.
- KanCare renewal
- Medicaid expansion
- Improvements to the child welfare system
- Enhancements to the behavioral health system
- Controlled substances
This issue brief, 2018 Kansas Legislative Preview: Anticipating key health policy themes, provides an overview of the health policy topics listed above, as well as other issues that may receive attention during the 2018 Kansas legislative session.