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On Statehouse Live: Democrats say 'carve out' issue on developmentally disabled and KanCare won't go away


BigDog 5 years, 11 months ago

The carve out better pass by a large margin if it comes up for another vote because likely will be vetoed by Governor if wins on a close vote. Doubt it will be possible to get a 2/3 majority to overturn the veto.

Christine Anderson 5 years, 11 months ago

I absolutely have to go with the Dems on this one.

Kendall Simmons 5 years, 11 months ago

I don't understand why the Governor still can't grasp that services for people with developmental disabilities isn't a "health" care issue.

Of course, he also thinks that turning Medicaid over to for-profit businesses is going to be "cheaper" and "save money".

BigDog 5 years, 11 months ago

So since.most people ignored Scott Rothchild's article from yesterday .... it becomes a headline story online today?

Way to go LJ World .... maybe next headline can be something written by staff at another paper like Topeka from Sunday.

chootspa 5 years, 11 months ago

I'd rather we take them all out, but this isn't a biased request.

With DD, the necessary services are long term and chronic, and not all of them are medical. Someone with DD could need a high level of support for 70 years. Unlike other patients, they don't recover, and their condition isn't fatal.

chootspa 5 years, 11 months ago

Kansas should do a better job keeping citizens in the community, whether it's from age or DD. I totally agree. In fact, they may be facing Olmstead action in the future for their inability to do so.

However, the prognosis and length of care is markedly different in the two populations. An elderly person wouldn't need job supports to remain in the community, for instance.

jafs 5 years, 11 months ago

There are certainly some similarities between the aging population and the dd one, but also some differences.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 11 months ago

Is Gov Sam Brownback a shareholder in the medical insurance industry?

Tax dollars would be spent on: Golden Parachutes exist Obscene CEO and BOD pay packages exist Shareholders exist the monster bureaucracy that over 2,000 insurance providers create exists * the cost of 6 lobbyists per elected official exists

  • corrupt political campaign spending against insurance reform exists such as: Former aides and elected officials spending $1.4 million a day fighting reform.

For example: A. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/health-care-reform/2009/07/health_care_continues_its_inte.html B. http://www.campaignmoney.org/HMO_insurance_spend_to_kill_reform C. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070502770.html

Healthcare Reform Report Card Let's Compare: Single-Payer (HR 676 and S 703) Expanded Medicare for All Vs. Proposed Healthcare “Private insurance with Public Option” http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/spreport.pdf

Mike Ford 5 years, 11 months ago

gop plan....punish those who can't fight back......

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