Medicaid

Medicaid
4:07 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

House Resolution Opposes Medicaid Expansion

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would underscore the Legislature's opposition to a proposed expansion of Medicaid programs.

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Government
6:20 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Brownback Faces Growing Pressure To Expand Medicaid

The issue of Medicaid expansion is beginning to simmer at the Kansas Statehouse. Competing cost estimates and a report about the economic benefits of expansion are bringing renewed attention to the issue and the decisions facing Gov. Sam Brownback.

The issue of Medicaid expansion is heating up all over the country.

Wednesday, Florida's Rick Scott joined a growing list of Republican governors who agree to the expansion. Like Brownback, many of them are opponents of the federal health reform law.

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Health
5:17 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KanCare Enrollment Packets To Be Mailed

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

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Medicaid Reform
7:18 am
Fri September 21, 2012

KanCare Online Comment Period Closes Friday

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.

Medicaid Reform
7:00 am
Tue August 7, 2012

KanCare Waiver Request Resubmitted To Federal Officials

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.

Medicaid Reform
9:56 am
Wed July 11, 2012

WellPoint Plans To Purchase KS Medicaid Contractor Amerigroup

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.

Health
1:18 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Medicaid Summit To Discuss Possible Program Changes

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.

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Richard Crowson: A Different Kind Of Madness

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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