Jeff Colyer http://kmuw.org en Affordable Care Act Debate Continues Before Congress http://kmuw.org/post/affordable-care-act-debate-continues-congress <p>Kansas Lt.&nbsp;Gov. Jeff Colyer will testify before a joint congressional subcommittee in Washington Wednesday about potential challenges for states under the federal health care overhaul.<br><br>Colyer says it's important for Congress to hear concerns about the Affordable Care Act, which was passed into law in 2010.<br><br>Colyer is a surgeon and says the law is flawed and detrimental to ordinary Americans.<br><br>President Obama and others say the act will help millions of uninsured Americans find health coverage. The online marketplace to help them do so launches October 1.<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:42:33 +0000 Associated Press 23609 at http://kmuw.org Colyer Says KanCare Will Achieve Promised Savings http://kmuw.org/post/colyer-says-kancare-will-achieve-promised-savings <p>Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer says the state's new Medicaid managed care program will deliver on its promise to save $1 billion over five years.</p><p>Colyer says the three private insurance companies managing the KanCare program will achieve those savings because their bottom lines depend on it.</p><p>"And the big stick in this is, we're going to hold back half a billion dollars from the insurers over the next five years," Colyer says.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:13:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 23362 at http://kmuw.org