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2:55 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Community Health Center To Expand In Independence

Swope recently completed installing an electronic record system throughout its clinics. Nurse Practitioner, Kamara Allen, recently used the record system during a prenatal visit with patient Whitney Robinson.
Elana Gordon KCUR

One of Kansas City’s main community health centers got a major funding boost today. Swope Health Services has received $2,515,313 in federal grants for facility and infrastructure upgrades. 

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Health
8:23 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Brownback Offers To Postpone Kancare For DD Waiver Services

Shortly after hundreds of Kansans converged on the Statehouse to oppose one aspect of Gov. Sam Brownback’s Medicaid reform plan, the governor has acceded to their demands—at least partially.

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Health Care
1:23 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Hundreds Rally Over Kansas Gov.'s Medicaid Overhaul

Hundreds of developmentally disabled Kansas residents and advocates for them have rallied at the Statehouse against part of Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

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Health
1:11 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Medical Software Giant Expands In KCK

Construction at Cerner's new campus, near Sporting Kansas City's soccer stadium in Kansas City, Ks., began in February.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Construction is now underway at Cerner’s new campus near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Once completed, the $190 million development will contain two nine-story buildings on a 660,000 square-foot campus and employ thousands of people.

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Health
3:47 pm
Sun April 15, 2012

City's Health Care Tax Under Review

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Residents of Kansas City have long financed public health, ambulance and indigent health services through a property tax which last year, brought in nearly $50 million.

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Health
4:19 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Deadline Passes For Lawmakers To Reject Medicaid Reorganization Plan

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says his plan to overhaul Medicaid is underway, since a deadline for lawmakers to reject the order has passed.

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Health
11:23 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Registered Dental Practitioners: A New Way To Fill The Need For Dental Care?

KDHE report on Kansas dental workforce

Analysts have known for years that Kansas has a severe shortage of dentists -- and that shortage is getting worse.  

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The Salt
12:42 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Fast Food Chains In Cafeterias Put Hospitals In A Bind

The McDonald's inside the Cleveland Clinic, 2004, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak AP

Originally published on Thu April 12, 2012 10:07 am

On one side of a wall inside the Truman Medical Center cafeteria in Kansas City, Missouri, the menu features low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium meals. On the other side of the wall is a McDonald's, featuring hamburgers and french fries.

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Health
8:27 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Residents Raise Money For Contraceptives After County Votes Down Funding

In response to leaders of Miami County voting against drawing down federal funds for a program that has long provided birth control to low income families, a group of area residents has raised the money.

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KC Currents
12:46 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

New Report Sheds Light On Missouri Women's Health

Back in 2004, the health and economic status of Missouri women was rated a C- by Women's Policy Research. Have we made progress since then?

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Health
7:18 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Discarded Abortion Records Prompt Investigation, Chargeable Violations Unclear

The discovery of hundreds of private abortion records near a school in Overland Park, Kan. has prompted a police investigation.

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Health
6:36 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Hundreds Rally At Missouri Capitol, Contraception Bill Moves Forward In Senate

Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control. 

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Health
3:46 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Feds Deem Health Insurance Rate Hike Unreasonable

Six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began reviewing proposed rate increases by health insurance plans, it’s deemed its first rate hike in Missouri to be unreasonable.

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Health
3:23 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Nixon Calls For Restored Funding Of Services For Visually Impaired

Governor Nxion meets with people outside Services for Independent Living in Columbia, Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Gov. Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for blind people after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

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