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February 05, 2021 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform Working Groups (February 2021)

The Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform (Special Committee) was tasked with analyzing the state’s behavioral health system and developing a strategic effort to modernize it. To achieve this directive, the Special Committee established three Working Groups. In collaboration with the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) and the Kansas Office of Revisor of Statutes, KHI provided process facilitation and report development for the working groups. Read the report, including recommendations, and learn more in our legislative testimony.

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February 13, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

House Bill 2563: Cigarettes and Tobacco Products, Testimony (February 2020)

Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., KHI Senior Analyst, submitted neutral written testimony to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee on February 13, 2020, on House Bill (HB) 2563, which aims to increase the minimum age to purchase or possess cigarettes and tobacco products from age 18 to 21 (referred to as “Tobacco 21”) and prohibits cigarette vending machines and flavored vaping products.

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September 12, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

State Cost Containment Strategies, Testimony (September 2019)

Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., KHI President & CEO, and Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader, provided an overview of health insurance coverage, insurance market characteristics, health care costs and state policy approaches to contain health care costs to the Special Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance on September 12, 2019.

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