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Medicaid inspector general auditing for gambling winnings

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The state Medicaid inspector general is reviewing KanCare beneficiaries to see who might have won big at the casinos or in the lottery without...

Task force approves $50 million for healthcare worker pay

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A special task force on Friday moved ahead with a plan to spend $50 million for boosting the pay of front-line health care workers,...

Lawsuits challenge mask mandates in two counties

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Lawsuits were filed against two counties over mask mandates on Friday, contending that the health orders were overly broad under a new state emergency...

Decision on state employee health clinic delayed

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The state Health Care Commission on Monday put off deciding the fate of an onsite health clinic for state employees to allow more time...

Audit questions extended medical benefits

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A new audit questions the Kansas health department's decision to continue providing medical benefits for less affluent Kansans who were no longer eligible to...

State employee health clinic comes under scrutiny

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The future of an onsite health clinic for state employees is cloudy because of questions of cost and whether it's used by enough workers...

Rise in Kansas deaths attributable to COVID-19, audit shows

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Kansas saw more deaths last year than in 2019, with COVID-19 largely accounting for the increase, a new audit found. A new audit released Tuesday...

UPDATED: New suicide prevention hotline: Will Kansas be ready?

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(Updated to reflect House Appropriations committee action on Tuesday) A little more than year from now, a new national suicide hotline will start transforming the...

Kansas Senate passes resolution opposing mask mandate

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The Kansas Senate Wednesday night passed a resolution calling on legislative leadership to revoke any mask mandate that Gov. Laura Kelly plans to reissue...

House passes resolution opposing mask mandate

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The House late Tuesday sent a strong message to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, calling on legislative leadership to reject any mask mandate the governor...