Top Of The Morning News: December 5, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: December 5, 2012

Dec 5, 2012

The EPA says moving its regional headquarters from KCK to Lenexa was good for the environment and the bottom line. Medicaid expansion is under consideration in both Kansas and Missouri.

EPA Administrator Surprised At Benefits Of Move

Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says every aspect explored proves the wisdom of moving the Agency’s regional headquarters to Lenexa, Kansas.  Administrator Lisa Jackson took part in dedicating the building that is designed to meet LEED Gold Standards.  Read more here.

Kansas Medicaid Expansion Evaluated

An optional Medicaid expansion in Kansas would result in about 75,000 previously uninsured residents gaining health coverage and cost the state about half a billion dollars in the first seven years.  That’s according to a new analysis from the Kansas Health Institute (KHI).  Learn more here.

Advocate Urge Medicaid Expansion In The Show-Me State

People and groups who work with Medicaid clients are urging Missouri lawmakers to expand coverage in next year’s state budget.  Governor Jay Nixon announced last week his intention to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 300,000 Missourians in his proposed state budget. Read more here.