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State health regulators call out senator’s COVID letter

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State health regulators on Friday responded to Republican state Sen. Mark Steffen's letter instructing physicians how they should treat COVID-19, saying the lawmaker has...

Senate approves bill blocking new Medicaid planning

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A bill blocking the state from seeking new proposals for its Medicaid program until after this fall's campaign for governor won approval in the...

Medicaid debate marked by accusations of ‘pay for play’

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A renewed debate over freezing the state's Medicaid contracts boiled over Thursday in a conference committee amid accusations of public corruption and "pay for...

Medicaid contract freeze returns amid immunity debate

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As a conference community struggles to reach a compromise on extending civil immunity protections for health care providers, a new wrinkle emerged Thursday reviving...

Health care legal protections expire Thursday after deal not reached

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Civil liability protections for Kansas health care providers for damages stemming from the pandemic were set to expire Wednesday night as senators and House...

Fate of 988 suicide hotline bill in doubt

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As lawmakers speed toward their spring break, the fate of a bill establishing a new national suicide hotline in Kansas is in doubt. The bill,...

Kelly: State inspectors won’t enforce federal health care vaccine mandate

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Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that state inspectors would not enforce vaccine mandates at federally funded health care facilities, but the move will come...

Medical immunity bill bogs down in committee

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With time running out, a bill extending civil liability protections to health care providers for damages arising from the pandemic got bogged down in...

Governor’s chief of staff: Medicaid proposal presents serious risks

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Gov. Laura Kelly's chief of staff is warning lawmakers against freezing the state's $4 billion KanCare contracts in place for a year without a...

A.G.: Legislature can rewrite bidding process for KanCare

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Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the Legislature has broad power to rewrite the process for awarding contracts to companies administering the state's $4...