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Senate panel redirects Medicaid expansion money

A key Senate committee on Thursday moved money for Medicaid expansion out of Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget to cover a revenue shortfall in...

UPDATED: House committee removes money for Medicaid expansion

(UPDATED: Adds response from the governor's office; explains premise of fiscal note for governor's plan; corrects Concannon's proposed amendment to bill) It was the debate...

House panel advances abortion-reversal bill

A House committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would make Kansas just one of a handful of states to require physicians to tell...

UPDATED: Battle over abortion-reversal bill starts unfolding in Legislature

(Updated to reflect that Mae Winchester did not represent the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at Wednesday's hearing, although she told the committee...

Reversible abortion bill introduced in House

A bill introduced in the House on Tuesday would make Kansas just one of a handful of states to require physicians to tell women...

Schmidt appeals telemed abortion decision; says court overstepped authority

Attorney General Derek Schmidt is appealing a judge's ruling that appears to have blocked a 2015 state law that put limits on drug-induced abortions...

Nursing home inspections improving since last summer

Kansas has made significant improvement in overseeing its nursing homes, reducing the number of facilities lagging behind federal inspection standards since last summer. Providing lawmakers...

Governor announces Medicaid expansion task force

Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced the members of a special committee to help craft a plan for expanding Medicaid coverage for 150,000 Kansans. The...

Judge rules telemed abortions can continue

A judge on Monday ruled that a new state telemedicine law with antiabortion language doesn't bar medical abortions using long-distance video technology. Shawnee County District Judge...

State overspending millions on Medicaid program, audit finds

The state health department has doled out millions in general tax dollars to subsidize health care providers under a Medicaid program that was expected...