Medicaid debate marked by accusations of ‘pay for play’


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 play."

Democratic state Rep. John Carmichael of Wichita tore into legislation that would block the governor from seeking proposals or entering into a contract for the state’s Medicaid program until after Jan. 31, 2023.

The bill effectively locks the state's contracts with three companies that administer the Medicaid program in place since it can take more than a year to develop  requests for proposals and seek bids for the new program.

The current . . .


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