Media Releases

Media Releases

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KHERF Media Release 2015 - New Models of Health Care Delivery in Rural Areas.pdf
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The ultimate goal of the project is to identify a financially sustainable model that can provide access to essential health services within a reasonable distance, while encouraging collaboration between local and regional providers.
Kansas Voters Support Proposed Expansion of KanCare - KHA MEDIA RELEASE.pdf
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More than two-thirds of Kansas voters support the proposed expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, KanCare, which will cover 160,000 individuals with an income up to 138% of the federal poverty level. An April statewide public opinion poll shows that majorities across all political parties favor KanCare expansion.
KHA Media Release - New Reports Confirm Positive Impacts of Expansion.pdf
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More evidence points to the positive impacts of expanding the Kansas Medicaid program, KanCare. Two fact sheets recently release by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services highlight information on the economic impact of Medicaid expansion on individuals' financial circumstances, uncompensated care costs and state Gross Domestic Product.
KHA Media Advisory - Hearing on KanCare Expansion.pdf
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Legislative Hearing on House Bill 2319; Proponents Testify for the House Health and Human Services Committee; 1:30 p.m. – Wednesday, March 18, 2015; Kansas Capitol – Room 546 South
KHA Media Release - KanCare 2.0 Provides Access While Retaining Personal Responsibility.pdf
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Recent Studies Enforce Need to Support New Legislation for Coverage and Jobs - It is significantly important to rural and urban hospitals that a "Kansas-based" solution is reached on expansion. House Bill 2319, introduced by the Kansas Hospital Association, requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop a federal Medicaid waiver for a budget-neutral managed care program known as KanCare 2.0. This program would provide access to health care coverage options for newly eligib
Kansas Health Matters_new websiteNEWS RELEASE Jan 2015.pdf
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Kansas Health Matters - New Website
2015 The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy.pdf
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The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy - January 2015 - study done in cooperation with the Office of Local Government K-State Research and Extension.
KHA Economic Impact Release - January 2015.pdf
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As the fifth largest producer of total income and the fourth largest producer of total sales in the state, the Kansas health sector is a powerful economic force. This media release highlights the January 2015 report entitled: The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy, produced by researchers at the Office of Local Government, K-State Research and Extension. KanCare expansion adds needed dollars and jobs as well.
KHERF Board - Cason chair.pdf
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Randy Cason Elected KHERF Board Chair
KHA Media Release - Kansas Economy Would Benefit from KanCare Expansion 11-20-14.pdf
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New report demonstrates net savings and details consequences without expansion. See report and summary brief.
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