Post Tagged with: "Medicaid"

Seniors, care homes burdened by state’s Medicaid backlog

The Medicaid application backlog in Kansas is on its way back up, threatening months of progress on a coverage problem that has vexed health-care providers across the state. For more than a year, providers that rely on Kan­sas Medicaid, or KanCare, have been stung by delayed payments as they wait months for eligibility determinations that by federal rule are supposed […]

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Kansas poll shows strong support for expanding Medicaid program

Kansas voters continue to support expanding the Kansas Medicaid program that would extend health care coverage under KanCare to include about 150,000 individuals earning less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. This support (62 percent) has remained consistent over the past two years. The February 2016 state?wide public opinion poll shows majority support for expanding KanCare across all […]

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Alternative plan to expand Medicaid introduced in Kansas Legislature

by Andy Marso KHI News Service An alternative plan to expand Medicaid loaded with elements meant to woo Republicans has been introduced in Kansas. But it could face the same difficult political climate that killed similar bills in other states last week. Rep. Tom Sloan said Monday the proposal introduced by the Vision 2020 Committee he chairs represents a Kansas […]

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Solution for budget impossible to know

by Don Schroeder As we approach the end of January, committees are meeting and sorting through about 125 bills introduced in the Senate and 175 introduced in the House to this point. The deadline for introducing bills is just over two weeks away. Budget issues continue to weigh on everyone?s mind. At the forum in Moundridge, several questions were asked […]

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State needing $40 million more to cover KanCare increase

by Jim McClean KHI News Service State officials will need to find an additional $40 million to meet rising KanCare costs in the current budget year, according to caseload estimates compiled by the nonpartisan Kansas Legislative Research Department. KanCare is the name of the state?s privatized Medicaid program. Also, an anticipated increase in the number of children in the foster […]

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