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File iconHealthy Kansas Hospitals Reach 75 Pledges.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has received pledges from 75 Kansas hospitals committed to examining their current food and beverage practices. These hospitals will consider new policies that provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors.
File iconKHERF 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.
File iconKansas 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.
File iconKHA 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
File iconKHA 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.
File iconOpinion Tom Bell - States Not Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Evidence continues to mount to support the importance of each state developing a plan that takes advantage of expanded federal funding to provide health insurance for low income individuals.
File iconFaces of KanCare - Jessica Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Jessica Franco Story
File iconFaces of KanCare - Kelly Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Kelly Brown Story
File iconFailing to Expand Medicaid Hurts Kansas -March 2014.pdf
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Two independent reports released earlier this year highlight the negative financial impact of failing to expand Medicaid on states’ economies. Comparing the costs of Medicaid expansion with the flow of federal highway subsidies and defense contracts, as well as the amount each state spends on attracting private businesses, The Commonwealth Fund concludes that Medicaid expansion benefits a state’s economy, and its financial benefits far outweigh the state’s cost of participating. Another study by
File iconPollling Shows Kansans Support of Funds-February 2014.pdf
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KHA Media Release - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a public opinion poll that revealed registered voters in Kansas strongly agree that the state should accept federal funds that are available to broaden access to health coverage through KanCare, the program under which Medicaid is administered in Kansas. By a margin of 72 percent to 24 percent, Kansas voters support such a move, which would provide more low-income Kansans with access to health care services.
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