Is KanCare Working?

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At the beginning of the year, Kansas launched KanCare, the first fully privatized managed care system for delivering Medicaid coverage. It was introduced as a way to cut costs, but some people are finding the cost-cutting is coming at expense of services.

On KCUR's news program KC Currents we discussed how well KanCare is meeting its goals and what plans there are to address concerns. 


  • Dr. Susan Mosier,  director of Medicaid services at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Scott Brunner, senior analyst, Kansas Health Institute, and former state Medicaid director