Kansas Health Institute http://kcur.org en Even Without Expansion, Obamacare Still Means Changes For Medicaid http://kcur.org/post/even-without-expansion-obamacare-still-means-changes-medicaid <p>Kansas policymakers have decided not to expand the state's Medicaid program or to create a Kansas-specific exchange for consumers to buy individual health insurance policies. But the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring some changes to the Medicaid program, whether the state's political leaders want to cooperate, or not.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:18:36 +0000 Bryan Thompson 40885 at http://kcur.org Kansas County Health Rankings Very Similar to Last Year’s http://kcur.org/post/kansas-county-health-rankings-very-similar-last-year-s <p>According to the latest <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/mar/20/2013-kansas-county-health-rankings/" target="_blank">Kansas County Health Rankings</a><strong>, </strong>Johnson and Riley counties have the healthiest residents in Kansas again this year.&nbsp; Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:07:24 +0000 Bryan Thompson 33833 at http://kcur.org Kansas County Health Rankings Very Similar to Last Year’s Six Things To Know About Medicaid In Kansas And Missouri http://kcur.org/post/six-things-know-about-medicaid-kansas-and-missouri <p>Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the federal health law, we’ll be hearing a lot more about one of its key aspects: Medicaid. In light of this, and in the first of an occasional series “breaking down” the region’s complex health system, below are six essential things to know about Medicaid in Kansas and Missouri.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:40:21 +0000 Elana Gordon 22697 at http://kcur.org Six Things To Know About Medicaid In Kansas And Missouri