New battle over state Medicaid program surfacing


A new battle is emerging in the Capitol over a bill that would lock the state's Medicaid program in place with the idea of letting the next governor have more control over the health care plan for the less affluent.

The House health committee on Wednesday took up a bill that prevents state agencies from making any "substantive or material change" to the $4 billion KanCare program until Jan. 1, 2026.

The bill, which is expected to change, would require the state health department to negotiate . . .


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