Kansas shouldn't let fear of change prevent it from overhauling Medicaid, an influential legislator said Tuesday, as Gov. Sam Brownback's administration stuck with plans to let private companies manage the $2.9 billion program starting next year
By John Hanna|February 08, 2012 at 05:34 AM
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas shouldn’t let fear of change prevent it from overhauling Medicaid, an influential legislator said Tuesday, as Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration stuck with plans to let private companies manage the $2.9 billion program starting next year.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican, responded to criticism that the Brownback administration is moving too quickly to make massive changes in the state’s health coverage for the poor, the disabled and elderly. Rhoades said the state can’t sustain its current Medicaid program because of rising costs.
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