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KanCare Committee possible changes

Senate bill 121 proposes more meeting dates for KanCare committees but removing representation. Read the KHI article here. Sean Gatewood testified in support of extra days for committee meetings. Read his testimony here.

Registered Dental Practitioner hearing

In February, the legislature held hearings on the Registered Dental Practitioner (RDP) in Kansas. You may read Sean Gatewood’s testimony here. To find out more about Registered Dental Practitioners, www.kansasdental.com.

Committee offers proposal for Medicaid expansion

Proposal would require recipients to either work or volunteer. Sean Gatewood shares how happy he is there is conversation about expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Read the Topeka Capital Journal article here.

Inspector general position still vacant

Susan Mosier says she is unsure if the position will be filled or not. Sean Gatewood shares why that would not be the best idea. Read the KHI story here and Hays Post.

Changes In Waivers

Changes in the waivers are concering. Sean Gatewood shares his concern in this article by Kansas Health Insitute.

Costs for Kansas insurance plans remain stable

As the marketplace open enrollment begins, consumers should shop around online for what fits them. Sean Gatewood comments this round of enrollment should go smoother than last time. Here is the article. It was also picked up by KMBC. Here is their article. 

The importance of grassroots work in the elections

Elections were so close because of the work of grassroots organizations. The Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition was mentioned as a group working on expanding Medicaid. Read the article here. 

Not expanding Medicaid costs millions of dollars

A study recently released by the White House Council of Economic Advisers shows how millions of dollars Kansas is losing and thousands of jobs; all for not expanding Medicaid. Kansas Health Institute  picked up the story as well as Hays Post and Great Bend. You may read the report here. KMUW Wichita Public Radio shared the story. You may listen to […]