Kansas Health Institute

Health
7:18 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Even Without Expansion, Obamacare Still Means Changes For Medicaid

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.

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Health
11:07 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Kansas County Health Rankings Very Similar to Last Year’s

A map showing the distribution of 2013 health outcomes. Counties in white rank highest in heath outcomes and hose in dark green rank the lowest.
Courtesy Kansas Health Institute

According to the latest Kansas County Health Rankings, Johnson and Riley counties have the healthiest residents in Kansas again this year.  Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy.

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Health
5:40 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Six Things To Know About Medicaid In Kansas And Missouri

Ryan Barker (l) directs health policy at the Missouri Foundation for Health. Scott Brunner (r) is a senior analyst with the Kansas Health Institute and former state Medicaid director.
Courtesy of Scott Brunner and Ryan Barker.

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. 

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