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State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Senate panel delays Medicaid expansion bill

A proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 150,000 Kansans stalled in a committee Monday as lawmakers slowed the bill down to consider...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

UPDATED: Democratic leadership takes on GOP Medicaid bill

(Updated to reflect new comments from Denning) The volume of the Medicaid expansion debate turned up a notch Thursday when Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley...

GOP senators demand budget director withdraw testimony

A group of key Republican lawmakers is demanding that the state budget director withdraw testimony critical of the Senate's Medicaid expansion plan. Republican members of...

Lawmakers cautioned on Medicaid work requirement

State health Secretary Lee Norman on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding a work requirement for Medicaid expansion could drive up the cost of the...

UPDATED: Aetna making progress to comply with KanCare obligations

(Updated to include company comments from Tuesday afternoon) A top state regulator said Tuesday that Aetna is moving to comply with its obligations under the...

Sunday Reader: State’s payout to CGI; High marks for roads

Good morning everyone: It seems like it was a week dominated by Medicaid, which could be a bellwether of the approaching legislative session. The fault lines...

Lawmakers, budget director tangle over Medicaid plan

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Wednesday opened up a line of attack against the Republican Senate plan for expanding Medicaid. In what might have been...

Sunday Reader: Senate 7 dance; ‘Absolute warrior’ passes

Good morning everyone: An extraordinarily slow week, maybe the slowest since we started this little venture about 18 months ago. Frankly, most everything that happened last...