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New estimate predicts Medicaid expansion would serve 152K at …

WEBTOPEKA — The Kansas Health Institute on Thursday unveiled its analysis of Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal to expand Medicaid, predicting 152,000 Kansans would …

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Proposed first-ever federal standards for maternal care met with …

WEBAs part of President Joe Biden’s initiative to reduce maternal mortality rates and improve health outcomes in underserved communities, the Centers for Medicare …

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Sudden closure of Herington Hospital injected into Kansas debate …

WEBTOPEKA — Closure of Herington Hospital after lengthy financial struggles and low patient volume invigorated political debate Wednesday in Kansas about the …

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Kansas official rejects appeal by unsuccessful bidders on state's $4

WEBTOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Administration’s procurement director rejected complaints submitted by Aetna Better Health and CareSource Kansas that …

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Kansas Senate passes pair of public health bills tied to political fury

WEBTOPEKA — The Kansas Senate brushed aside opposition Thursday to a pair of public health bills linked to the COVID-19 pandemic that would affirm the right of …

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We have a mental health crisis in Kansas — it’s time to expand …

WEBKansas Gov. Laura Kelly addresses a Medicaid expansion rally at the Statehouse on March 15, 2023. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector) Earlier this year, …

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Legislators, lobbyists highlight hot-button health policy issues …

WEBThe nonpartisan, nonprofit Kansas Health Institute hosted a forum Tuesday with legislators and lobbyists to discuss health policies likely to surface in the 2023 …

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Legal settlement a framework to improve lives of Kansans in …

WEBTOPEKA — A cluster of civil rights and disability advocacy organizations reached agreement Tuesday with the state of Kansas to improve opportunities for …

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‘Band-Aid over a bullet hole’: Medicaid expansion could help …

WEBCynthia Snyder, a research analyst for the Kansas Health Institute, co-authored the report “Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on the Kansas Behavioral Health …

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Dr. Ahmed and her epis are trying to save you, Kansas

WEBAhmed recently showed exceptional grace with a couple of Kansas Legislators. Back on Aug. 12, Ahmed gave an overview of her department’s work to the …

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Looking ahead, here's how we can support the health care …

WEBOne example is the newly-recognized community health worker program in Kansas, which trains community members in a certificate program to provide crucial …

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Twenty percent of Kansas Hispanics lack health insurance — three …

WEBTOPEKA — Complex cultural, language, economic and legal issues left 20% of Hispanic Kansans without health insurance — more than three times the rate of white …

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Kansas' Medicaid program adding coverage of doula services for …

WEBTOPEKA — The Medicaid program in Kansas will be amended July 1 to enable coverage of doula services useful in guiding and supporting women before giving …

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Advocates spotlight Kansas maternal health shortfalls, possible

WEBTOPEKA — Kansas maternal health stakeholders are advising state lawmakers to strengthen government financial backing of maternal health providers to …

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University of Kansas deal with Missouri hospital feels ‘terribly …

WEBAllison Kite is a data reporter for The Missouri Independent and Kansas Reflector, with a focus on the environment and agriculture. A graduate of the University …

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Liberty Hospital officially joins University of Kansas Health System

WEBDespite resistance from lawmakers in both Kansas and Missouri, Liberty Hospital has officially joined the University of Kansas Health System, executives …

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State official on Kansas Medicaid unwinding: ‘We probably …

WEBTOPEKA — After describing long wait times, sluggish mail returns and unprecedented call center volumes, Kansas Department of Health and Environment …

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New bill would ban gender-affirming medication and surgery for …

WEBA graduate of Louisiana State University, Rachel Mipro has covered state government in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. She and her fellow team of journalists …

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Veterans’ health care coverage expanded by Biden administration

WEBAhead of Veterans Day, Biden administration officials said Friday the Department of Veterans Affairs will expand health care coverage for certain groups of …

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For those with disabilities, finding housing to live independently

WEBI am frequently reminded of the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” in which Dorothy says over and over “There’s no place like home.” I have a wonderful condo where I have …

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