hospitals en Budget Item Would Assist Kan. Hospitals <p>Hospitals in Kansas could lose some federal money if the state doesn't expand Medicaid services under the federal health care law. A lawmaker helping to draft the budget says the state needs to consider assisting those hospitals.</p><p>Many hospitals receive payments to help them cover the cost of medical care for the uninsured; they are known as disproportionate shared hospital payments. As the federal health care law continues, the focus will move to funding more Medicaid services, meaning the current disproportionate share funds could be reduced or completely eliminated.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:58:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14771 at Top Morning News 3.27.13 <p><em>A first round approval was given to a bill that would help support the state pension system; Kansas Senate to vote on gun-rights bill; Man charged in Koch cyber attack.</em></p><p><strong>State Pension Plan Advances In House</strong></p><p>Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds.</p><p>The money will boost the financial state of the state pension system for teachers and government workers.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:08:38 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14772 at Top Morning News 3.27.13