health reform http://kmuw.org en Kansas Will Have Federally Operated Health Exchange http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-will-have-federally-operated-health-exchange <p>The new online health insurance marketplace going into effect next year in Kansas as part of the Affordable Care Act will be operated by federal, not state, officials.</p><p>That is because Gov. Sam Brownback refused to have any role in implementing what he calls "Obamacare."</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:05:23 +0000 Bryan Thompson 12926 at http://kmuw.org Blue Cross Plan Picked As Benchmark For Kansas Exchange http://kmuw.org/post/blue-cross-plan-picked-benchmark-kansas-exchange <p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">The Kansas Insurance Department&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ksinsurance.org/consumers/healthreform/ehb_hearing_2012/LT_GOVERNOR_RE_EHB_ANALYSIS_09-24-2012.pdf" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 145, 158); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">says a Blue Cross plan</a><span style="color: rg Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:45:23 +0000 Bryan Thompson 6228 at http://kmuw.org Blue Cross Plan Picked As Benchmark For Kansas Exchange KanCare Online Comment Period Closes Friday http://kmuw.org/post/kancare-online-comment-period-closes-friday <p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">Friday is your last chance to&nbsp;</span><a href="https://cmsideas.uservoice.com/forums/173237-section-1115-demonstration-kansas-kancare#/settings" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 145, 158); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">post comments online</a><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); fo Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:18:10 +0000 Bryan Thompson 5982 at http://kmuw.org Insurance Commissioner Urges Health Care Plans http://kmuw.org/post/insurance-commissioner-urges-health-care-plans <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits it would offer under federal health care reform.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:24:29 +0000 Associated Press 5431 at http://kmuw.org Advocates Talk Health Insurance Requirements In Meeting http://kmuw.org/post/advocates-talk-health-insurance-requirements-meeting <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">The state of Kansas will need to write new standards for health insurance policies as part of the federal health care law. State officials will need to decide on the minimum coverage requirements for policies sold on a state health insurance exchange.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:08:54 +0000 Stephen Koranda 5434 at http://kmuw.org KS Lieutenant Governor: Health Care Law Too Complicated http://kmuw.org/post/ks-lieutenant-governor-health-care-law-too-complicated <p>Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer told a US House panel Tuesday that the federal health care law threatens patients, taxpayers, states, and the fiscal health of the country.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:23:39 +0000 Bryan Thompson 2174 at http://kmuw.org