Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records

From The Kansas Health Institute: By Andy Marso “The Disability Rights Center of Kansas is seeking more information from the state about its backlog of Medicaid applications to determine whether Kansas is breaking federal rules.” “Rocky Nichols, the center’s executive director, said the organization has filed an open records request…

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Kansas Budget Cuts ‘Devastating’ Mental Health System, Providers Say

From KCUR: By JIM MCLEAN “Kansas community mental health centers are sending a distress signal to state policymakers.” “The association that represents the state’s 26 community mental health centers issued a statement Wednesday expressing “strong concerns” about the $30 million in funding cuts that it says its members have suffered…

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INSIGHT KANSAS: The hollow state

From the Hays Post: “When considering “failed states,” we often think of Syria or Libya, where civic breakdowns, violence, and the lack of a viable government lead to chaos. So it’s pushing things more than a bit to think of Kansas as a failed state. But it’s certainly a weakened…

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State budget cuts mean fewer flights, clinics for KU doctors

From The Kansas Health Institute: By Sam Zeff, HEARTLAND HEALTH MONITOR “For almost 40 years, doctors from the University of Kansas Medical Center have been flying across the state to bring their expertise to small towns. But in another unintended consequence, budget cuts in Kansas have drastically cut back this service.”…

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