Healthcare reform in the United States

Dreamstime
February 25, 2018 - 10:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for seniors in Kansas say that several changes made to streamline the Medicaid application and renewal process have actually made it difficult for the state's elderly population. Kansas moved to a new computer system in 2015 for applying for Kansas Medicaid, otherwise...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 1:35 pm
The Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been criticized by some as threatening Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. But if states...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm
In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the Affordable Care Act's...
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Dreamstime
December 11, 2017 - 1:31 pm
The Trump administration came in looking to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the line to deliver a smooth finale to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week. Friday, Dec. 15 is the last day for...
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dreamstime
October 16, 2017 - 7:02 pm
The federal government has given Kansas permission to operate its private Medicaid system for another year. State officials announced Monday afternoon that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state until Dec. 31, 2018 to operate the KanCare system. The program was set to...
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Dreamstime
September 04, 2017 - 12:35 am
Kansas is hunting for a new inspector general for its Medicaid program, more than three years after the office became vacant. The inspector general is supposed to fight fraud within the $3 billion-a-year program that provides health coverage for the needy, but also see that the three private health...
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Kyle Grantham/The News Journal via USA TODAY NETWORK
May 02, 2017 - 4:51 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNSS) - Supporters of the latest Republican health care plan in congress say it will reduce costs. First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall tells the Kansas Information Network a reduction in regulation is the reason insurance costs would go down with this plan. “It’s the...
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Dreamstime
March 28, 2017 - 5:38 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers have voted to expand the state's Medicaid health care program to more low-income individuals. The bill passed 25-13 in a first-round Senate vote Monday. It will see a final vote Tuesday. If approved, it would then go to conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback...
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Dreamstime
March 21, 2017 - 4:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Patients, doctors and advocates are pushing to expand Kansas' Medicaid system despite an ongoing effort in Washington to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. The Senate Public Health and Welfare committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would...
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