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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a warning of high levels of toxic blue-green algae for six lakes.

The agency said Thursday the lakes under warning status are in Brown, Sedgwick, Jewell, Marion, Barton and Rooks counties.

The environmental agency said in a statement that boating and fishing on the lakes under warning are safe, but people should avoid direct contact with the water.

Via Christi Health

Kansas’ largest health insurance company is changing the way it pays the state’s biggest health care provider. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service says the changes are aimed at lowering health care costs.

The largest health insurance company in Kansas will offer another year of coverage under plans that it had expected to cancel because of the federal health care overhaul.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and the state's largest health insurer say they're not sure yet about the implications of President Barack Obama's decision to modify part of the federal health care overhaul.

Blue Cross Plan Picked As Benchmark For Kansas Exchange

Sep 26, 2012
Bryan Thompson / Kansas Public Radio

The Kansas Insurance Department says a Blue Cross plan should set the standard for essential health benefits for all individual and small group health plans sold on the coming exchange in Kansas.