healthcare http://kmuw.org en Oversight Committee Hears Status Update On Medicaid Changes, State Insurance Exchange http://kmuw.org/post/oversight-committee-hears-status-update-medicaid-changes-state-insurance-exchange <p>A legislative oversight committee is meeting on Monday to hear a status report on changes made to the state's Medicaid program.</p><p>The state contracted with three private managed-care organizations earlier this year; they administer Medicaid programs for the poor, elderly, and disabled.</p><p>The Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight will hear from groups that represent developmentally disabled and community-based service providers.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:54:28 +0000 Associated Press 26751 at http://kmuw.org Why Is There An Imbalance Between Primary Care Doctors And Specialists? http://kmuw.org/post/why-there-imbalance-between-primary-care-doctors-and-specialists <p></p><p></p><p><em><strong>Winner of a 2014 Edward R.&nbsp;Murrow&nbsp;Award for Investigative Reporting.&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">System Breakdown</strong></p><p>There is a crisis in healthcare in this country and it’s not directly involved with the Affordable Care Act. There is a larger problem. With the population numbers as they stand right now, there are just not enough physicians to take care of them. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 26266 at http://kmuw.org Why Is There An Imbalance Between Primary Care Doctors And Specialists? Affordable Care Act Important To Rural Residents http://kmuw.org/post/affordable-care-act-important-rural-residents <p>A <a href="http://files.cfra.org/pdf/ACA-subsidies.pdf">new report by the Center for Rural Affairs</a> finds that rural residents stand to benefit from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, more than their city-dwelling counterparts.<br><br>The author of the report, Jon Bailey, says the premium tax credits to help pay for individual health insurance plans, and the caps on out-of-pocket costs will be especially important to people who live in rural areas.<br> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:25:50 +0000 Bryan Thompson 22301 at http://kmuw.org