Kansas ADAPT Calls for End to Waiver Program Freeze

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The beginning of a new legislative session brought out a group of protesters.

Kansas "ADAPT" was out Monday in front of the Statehouse, speaking out against the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. SRS began a freeze on access to the home and community based services waiver program last month. The program helps people with disabilities get the care they need.

"We want to raise visibility to the issue of freezing the Medicaid programs, and potential cuts to Medicaid," said Mike Oxford of Kansas ADAPT. "We want visibility for the general public also as the legislatures come in for the first day of the new session. We want to be out here and be real visible for them as well. We just want to show our concern for these issues."

The freeze is effective until at least July 1.

ADAPT says it will continue the protests until the freeze is stopped.

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