Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Aug 7, 2012

Kansas officials are resubmitting a request to federal officials to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program.  Missouri transportation officials consider insurance changes for workers. It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

KanCare Resubmits Request To Federal Officials

It’s a little bit later than planned, but the State of Kansas has resubmitted its request for federal authority to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. Listen to the story here.

Insurance Changes Under Consideration For MODOT

Missouri transportation officials are considering a proposal to restructure how much MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for their life and health insurance. Currently, the cost percentage varies, based on several individual factors.  The proposal they’re considering would have all employees pay the same percentage.  Find out more here.

Dogged Determination On Show At Dog Days

It’s the "Dog Days" of summer, and an unseasonably hot one at that. But for thousands of people in Lawrence, Kansas, the time of year still means one thing: meeting up for Don “Red-Dog” Gardner’s daily workouts inside or next to KU’s Memorial Stadium. Gardner, a former police officer and Lawrence High School security guard, has led the year-round community gatherings for 29 years.   Listen to the story here.