House committee revives Medicaid bill blocking changes

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A bill locking the state’s Medicaid program in place until after the next election for governor advanced out of a House committee late Monday afternoon.

Just days after the bill stalled, the House heath committee revived the legislation that bars the state health department from  making any “substantive or material change” to the $4 billion-a-year KanCare program until Jan. 1, 2025.

The bill directs the state health department to negotiate and extend contracts with the three managed care organizations that administer the program through . . .

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