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How does the Affordable Care Act affect seniors, retirees?
October 27, 2013
Everyone seems to want to know these days: How will the Affordable Care Act affect me? Retirees and seniors are no exception. By Giles Bruce
Kansas Finance Council OK’s funds to implement KanCare billing system
11:04 a.m., December 12, 2012 Updated 11:44 a.m.
A special council of Kansas officials has approved releasing $1 million to implement the state’s new system for administering Medicaid services. By The Associated Press
Kan. awards Medicaid contracts to 3 companies
June 27, 2012
Kansas hired subsidiaries of three multibillion-dollar, out-of-state health insurance companies Wednesday to manage its Medicaid program, and Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration said the contracts should produce even greater cost savings over the next five years than previously anticipated.
Kansas Legislature to get briefing next week on proposed overhaul of Medicaid rules
09:43 a.m., September 14, 2011 Updated 03:52 p.m.
Kansas lawmakers get a briefing next week on an initiative to consider changes in the state’s Medicaid program.
U.S. Senate battle threatens to derail Kansas budget
June 16, 2010
A battle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday threatened to put a $130 million hole into the delicately balanced Kansas state budget.
Parkinson urges senators to support increase in Medicaid funding for states
June 10, 2010
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Thursday urged Kansas’ U.S. senators to vote for an extension of increased federal Medicaid funding.
Medicare drug plan to change
December 27, 2009
Beginning Jan. 1, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reimburse Part D sponsors only for FDA-approved drugs.
Doctors’ group criticizes claim that physicians improperly billed Medicaid
January 14, 2009
The Kansas Medical Society on Wednesday strongly criticized a recent state audit that alleged numerous suspicious billing claims in the state’s Medicaid program.
Seniors face increasing Medicare premiums
Part D plan counseling now available
November 28, 2008
Premiums for Medicare prescription plans are going up — some as much as 84 percent, according to the Kansas Department on Aging. Humana, one of the most popular plans in Douglas County, is raising its premium from $20.90 per month to $38.50, an 84 percent increase.

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