Policy & Research


Kansas Medicaid: “Beyond the Basics” supplement

By Emily Meissen-Sebelius, M.S.W., LeAnn Bell, Pharm.D., Chelsea Mertz | January 21, 2014


Kansas Medicaid:Beyond the Basics

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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.

The report, "Kansas Medicaid: A Primer 2014," provides policymakers with basic facts about the Kansas Medicaid program, including recent trends and state budget information.

This supplemental 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 supplement, the Kansas Health Institute presents state policymakers with key information to consider as they continue to monitor the Medicaid program and discuss its future.

→ Download "Kansas Medicaid: A Primer" (PDF)

→ Download the supplement Kansas Medicaid: Beyond the Basics" (PDF)

For more information

Contact Lisa R. Jones, Director of Strategic Communications

(785) 233-5443 or ljones@khi.org