The fifth annual County Health Rankings are out, and the parts of Kansas that have struggled in prior years are still at the bottom of the list. The rankings provide a clear picture of just how much health depends on social factors like poverty and education.
Johnson County tops the list again this year as the healthiest county in Kansas. Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino, of the Kansas Health Institute, says it’s more than just coincidence that the Kansas City suburb is also the state’s wealthiest county.
Senate moves its budget forward; Bill cutting sales and income tax gets first-round approval in House; $45M plan to hold down property tax rejected; Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy in state.
Kansas Senate Give First-Round Approval To New Budget
The Senate's version of the budges includes language that would require legislative approval before the state could expand Medicaid coverage.