State moving ahead with KanCare contracts despite lawsuit; Contractor won’t be sued for performance problems

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Kansas is moving ahead with its three new KanCare contracts despite a lawsuit filed by an insurance company that was among the losing bidders.

Secretary of Administration Sarah Shipman told a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday that KanCare recipients will still have services starting Jan. 1 regardless of the lawsuit brought by Amerigroup.

Last month, Amerigroup filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that it bid on the framework of a KanCare plan that was changed without the company getting to revise its proposal.

Amerigroup had been . . .

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