Medicaid

KanCare Enrollment Packets To Be Mailed

Nov 8, 2012

Kansans whose health insurance is provided through the Medicaid and HealthWave programs will begin receiving a very important mailing in the next few days.

KanCare Online Comment Period Closes Friday

Sep 21, 2012

Friday is your last chance to post comments online for federal health officials to consider in their decision on privatization of the Kansas Medicaid program.

It’s a little bit later than planned, but the State of Kansas has resubmitted its request for federal authority to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program.

Kansas regulators will review plans for health insurance company WellPoint to purchase a company that was awarded a Medicaid contract.

A subsidiary of Amerigroup Corporation was awarded one of three contracts to manage Medicaid services in Kansas.

WellPoint now wants to buy Amerigroup.

The WSU Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs is holding a Medicaid policy summit Thursday to discuss potential changes to the program that provides medical services to poor, disabled and elderly citizens.

The summit will be held in the ballroom on the third floor of the Wichita State Rhatigan Student Center from 2-5 p.m.

Medicaid is a central policy concern for the state of Kansas, with a nearly $3 billion budget.

We’re in the throes of a kind of “March madness” that most likely will not be going away come April. It is a sort of madness that has a much more profound impact any than basketball game could ever have.

I’m talking about the kind of madness that could leave thousands of Kansas Medicaid recipients stuck in that crazy-making, Alice-in-Wonderland place of having to deal with for-profit companies who will make decisions about those folks’ health care.

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