Archive for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Public invited to event on Medicaid reform

January 24, 2012


The Kaw Valley Older Women’s League invites the public to a meeting about Kansas Medicaid reform.

It will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Robert Doud room in the United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is seeking a waiver from the federal government for more flexibility in administering the state Medicaid program. The new program called KanCare will include all major populations and services with three companies from the private sector assuming responsibility for managing the system.

Mitzi McFatrich, director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care, will provide the latest developments on the state’s plans to overhaul the Kansas Medicaid system.

For more information on this program or OWL, contact chapter president Eva Edmonds at 843-5824.


Crazy_Larry 6 years, 3 months ago


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"A house committee will hear testimony from patients Tuesday in Topeka about a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kansas."

jhawkinsf 6 years, 3 months ago

Medical marijuana, as implemented in other states is a joke. If you want to legalize it, go ahead. I could care less. But calling it medical marijuana is an insult to the intelligence of anyone who has lived where it has been implemented.

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 3 months ago

I'm all for full legalization. Marijuana should be treated no different than aspirin, nicotine and alcohol. It seems that taking the 'medical' route is a first step towards that end. It's obvious to most that the War of Drugs is a complete and utter failure. Only those directly linked to the WOD, i.e. those in the 'just us' system, refuse to see the light. It's a budget/adrenaline thing. What's more harmful, allowing people to smoke a plant in their home, or allowing SWAT teams to kick in citizen's doors in the middle of the night because of a plant in the home? Ask Officer Jared Francom's family for an answer to that question.

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jhawkinsf 6 years, 3 months ago

If your first step is a fraud, why should anyone believe you when you try to take the next step?

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