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 bid, saying it's "bad policy" and could lead to "severe legal consequences" for the state.

Will Lawrence on Monday sent a legally detailed letter to Republican and Democratic leaders, explaining how Attorney General Derek Schmidt's opinion on the issue was rife with flaws and omissions and didn't address the questions he was asked.

Lawrence went as far as to describe Schmidt's opinion as "cavalier at best," adding that the attorney . . .

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