Critics Still Push Against Kan. Medicaid Overhaul

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Critics of Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to
overhaul the Medicaid program in Kansas aren't giving up on
derailing a significant piece of it, even if they appear to be
running out of time.
The conservative Republican governor's administration is
considering bids from private insurance companies to manage the
entire $2.9 billion-a-year program.
Brownback will reorganize three major state departments
providing social services in July under an executive order that
went unchallenged by legislators. When the Legislature returns
April 25 from its spring break, it will be in the 74th day of its
annual session, out of 90 scheduled.
Yet concerns about the overhaul haven't faded. Many advocates
are determined to carve out services for the developmentally
disabled and are drawing bipartisan support.

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