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State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

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State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Poling picked to lead Board of Healing Arts

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With the state immersed in the coronavirus pandemic, the state Board of Healing Arts named a new executive director with scant public attention. The board...

UPDATED: Does health care executive order go too far, not far enough?

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(Updated to include comment from president of Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association) Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order easing restrictions for health care workers to treat...

First COVID-19 cases reported at state hospital

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State officials are reporting that three staffers and one resident at Parsons State Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, the first cases confirmed at...

UPDATED: Sedgwick County recommends halting abortions

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(Updated to include comments from Planned Parenthood and Kansans for Life) The Sedgwick County Commission on Wednesday voted to urge the governor to stop abortion...

Hineman introduces alternative abortion amendment

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Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Tuesday morning introduced an alternative constitutional amendment on abortion that calls for putting the issue on the November...

Denning faces blowback over Kelly trip

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Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning on Thursday faced blowback from conservative members of his caucus for a trip he took with Democratic Gov. Laura...

Correction plan for Aetna could be lifted this summer

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Aetna could be out from under a corrective action plan as early as this summer as it works to comply with its obligations under...

Medicaid expansion blocked in committee

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The chairman of the Senate health committee on Monday promised to block Medicaid expansion until the House passes the constitutional amendment on abortion. Republican Sen....

KFL apologizes for abortion amendment mailing

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Kansans for Life is apologizing for a mailing on the proposed constitutional amendment on abortion that was inadvertently sent to districts of lawmakers who...