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File iconKHA Statement on Medicaid Provider Cuts.pdf
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The Governor’s announcement of cuts to the KanCare program amounts to a broken promise
to the people and the health care providers of Kansas. The Governor’s announcement will
undoubtedly make some providers question whether they can continue to participate under such
circumstances. Ultimately, and most importantly, that will threaten access to care in Kansas.
File iconKansans Overwhelmingly Support a Unique Kansas Solution to Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Republicans, Independents and Democrats strongly favor The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas legislation. The unique Kansas solution to expanding KanCare (The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas) has overwhelming support (76%) from Kansas voters.
File iconMedia Advisory Expanding KanCare Forum - March 2.pdf
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What does the data tell us about what is happening around the nation in states that have expanded Medicaid? What are the outcomes other states are seeing? What impact could expanding KanCare have on local Kansas communities? These discussions will be the focus of the forum on March 2.
File iconKHA Media Release - New Study Reports on the Vulnerability of Rural Kansas Hospitals.pdf
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Media Release - iVantage® Health Analytics, a leading national provider of health care analytics and decision support tools, released its 2016 Hospital Strength INDEX Study this week, which assessed and benchmarked rural and Critical Access Hospital performance. Of the 107 rural hospitals in Kansas, 31 are classified as vulnerable and “at risk” of closure, according to the study. Last year, Kansas had 17 at-risk hospitals, according to the study. Nationally, 67 hospitals have closed since 2010.
File iconKHA Media Release - The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas - New Legislation Introduced.pdf
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New legislation introduced in the Kansas House and Senate creates a bridge within the current KanCare program to provide affordable health care coverage for approximately 150,000 Kansans who do not earn enough to afford private insurance.
File iconDave Martin - Opinion Editorial 500 - Expanding KanCare is the Right Thing to Do for Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Opinion Editorial by Dave Martin, City Manager for Fort Scott, Kansas. Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconMercy Hospital Fort Scott Faces More Hard Decisions.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconTerry Deschaine - Opinion Editorial 500 - KanCare Expansion Would Bring Cash to Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconSumner Regional Continues to Face Cash Flow Problems.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconNew Report Reinforces the Need for a Kansas Plan.pdf
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The report released today by the Kansas Grantmakers in Health is another important development that reinforces the need for our state to develop a Kansas plan for expanding KanCare. The evidence continues to mount that the citizens of our state favor the development of a Kansas plan and this report suggests numerous ways to do just that.
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