Sandy Praeger http://kmuw.org en Linda Sheppard To Join Kansas Health Institute http://kmuw.org/post/linda-sheppard-join-kansas-health-institute <p>One of the top officials of the Kansas Insurance Department has accepted a new position at a Topeka-based health policy think-tank.</p><p></p><p>The Kansas Health Institute has named Linda Sheppard as Senior Analyst and Strategy Team Leader for KHI's work surrounding health reform, effective the end of this month.</p><p>She'll provide analysis of state and federal health reform initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act, and their impact on Kansas.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:54:16 +0000 Bryan Thompson 36019 at http://kmuw.org Another GOP Candidate Joins An Already Crowded Kansas Insurance Commissioner Race http://kmuw.org/post/another-gop-candidate-joins-already-crowded-kansas-insurance-commissioner-race <p>Republican Senator Clark Schultz of Lindsborg has filed to run for Kansas Insurance Commissioner.</p><p>He joins an already crowded field of candidates for the August 5th primary.</p><p>Five Republicans and one Democrat are running to replace three-term incumbent Sandy Praeger. She is not seeking re-election.</p><p>Shultz was appointed to the Senate earlier this year to fill a vacancy after he served 17 years in the House, including nine years as its Insurance Committee chairman.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:03:36 +0000 Associated Press 35354 at http://kmuw.org Sandy Praeger Breaks Away From Fellow Republicans And Opposes Gov. Brownback's Re-Election http://kmuw.org/post/sandy-praeger-breaks-away-fellow-republicans-and-opposes-gov-brownbacks-re-election <p>Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is opposing Governor Brownback's re-election as governor.</p><p>Commissioner Praeger has joined a new bipartisan group hoping to thwart Brownback's bid for a second term.</p><p>Praeger went public yesterday about her break with Brownback and other Kansas Republicans.</p><p>She's appearing in an online video criticizing the governor from the Reroute the Roadmap group.</p><p>The group's six sponsors include Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:03:52 +0000 Associated Press 29569 at http://kmuw.org Do You Know Enough About The Affordable Care Act? http://kmuw.org/post/do-you-know-enough-about-affordable-care-act <p>KMUW's Carla Eckels&nbsp;recently talked to <a href="http://www.ksinsurance.org/">Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger</a>&nbsp;about how the Affordable Care Act is going to affect people in Kansas and what to expect when the health insurance marketplace opens on October 1. <a href="http://insureks.com/">Learn more about the basics of the marketplace here</a>.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 23799 at http://kmuw.org Do You Know Enough About The Affordable Care Act?