Medicaid and CHIP (KanCare)

Kansas Medicaid Policy

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known in Kansas as KanCare, provide health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income Kansans. This, in addition to long-term care for older adults and people with disabilities. KanCare accounts for a major portion of the state budget.

KHI analyzes how state policy and federal rules affect Kansans who depend on KanCare for health care and long-term services and supports. Additionally, KHI evaluates how Medicaid policies impact the state budget, how one of the largest insurance programs in the state affects doctors, hospitals, and other providers of these critical services, and how we can improve the performance and efficiency of the program.

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The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement.

KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas.

Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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