Kansas City is known for lots of things: barbecue, the Country Club Plaza, broad boulevards, the place where Walt Disney grew up.
Less flatteringly, Kansas Citians are fatter, exercise less and smoke more than most of the rest of the country.
As leader of the Mid-America Regional Coalition’s Regional Health Care Initiative, Scott Lakin works to address those unhealthy distinctions. Lakin is a former Missouri state representative and one-time director of the Missouri Department of Insurance.
He answered five questions as part of our monthly series, KC Checkup: