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April 01, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Medical Marijuana: Policy Considerations (April 2019)

Thirty-four states have legalized marijuana for a broad range of medical purposes. Ten of those states also have legalized recreational use for adults, thereby creating conflicts between state and federal laws in an environment of evolving research regarding therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana and risks to public health. Twelve states have limited medical marijuana use laws. This issue brief provides an update to a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment on medical marijuana published by the Kansas Health Institute in 2015.

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October 03, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance (October 2018)

STLDI is a type of health insurance coverage originally designed to allow consumers to fill temporary gaps in coverage they might experience when transitioning from one health plan to another, for example, when changing jobs or relocating. Under the requirements applicable to individual health insurance coverage established under the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), STLDI is not considered individual health insurance and is not subject to the market reforms and other requirements of the ACA.

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July 31, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

States Move to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements (July 2018)

In January 2018, the federal government officially signaled its willingness to approve the implementation of work requirements in the Medicaid program. As a result, states now have a new Medicaid eligibility option that previous administrations, both Republican and Democratic, were unwilling to approve. This issue brief addresses proposed requirements by states for continued Medicaid coverage.

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June 05, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

A Changing Kansas (June 2018)

The population of Kansas is growing more slowly than the population of the U.S. as a whole, and it is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas, according to a recent study commissioned and released by the Kansas Health Foundation, and authored and produced by the Kansas Health Institute.

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