Topeka Several hundred advocates for people with developmental disabilities went to the Statehouse on Tuesday to voice concerns over Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to privatize Medicaid.
Sharon Spratt, chief executive officer of Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence, was among those who met briefly with Kansas Department of Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan to discuss the proposed KanCare program.
Spratt and others have been telling the Brownback administration that long-term supports needed for people with developmental disabilities don’t fit with a private program to manage health care costs.
But Spratt said her arguments didn’t get anywhere with Sullivan.
“They really don’t have specifics of good examples from other states,” she said.
A House committee this week will consider bills that would exempt programs for the developmentally disabled from the managed care proposal and require annual audits and evaluations of KanCare contractors.