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Concerns of those who care for Kansans with developmental disabilities rise as session reconvenes

He's 'giving' the money to the waiting lists to keep from getting sued by the feds for failing to provide services. It's not out of the goodness of his heart and certainly not to 'help' our disabled friends. If KanCare succeeds, the waiting list money will wind up in the pockets of the managed care organizations anyway. He's helping out his own friends in the long run. And if the 'carve out' noise doesn't go away, I'm sure there will be some retribution for those making the noise. He doesn't like it when people disagree with him.

May 7, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Concerns of those who care for Kansans with developmental disabilities rise as session reconvenes

Angela, your boss has been caught in so many fiscal 'errors' that it's too hard to believe any of the numbers coming out of the statehouse any more. Don't you have a real job to do besides just trolling for 'misinformation' on the digital news? Is this what our taxes are for?...paying you to counter anything that doesn't meet with the Administration's approval? You're not convincing anyone.

May 7, 2013 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Ongoing concern

"Better coordination of care and better health outcomes"....the medical/health care services for individuals with I/DD are ALREADY included under KanCare. What the MCOs are trying to gain through the passage of these bills, such as SSub for HB 2155, is control over eligibility determination and utilization...for NON-MEDICAL day and residential services (long term care), by knocking out the CDDOs and case managers. If they win, the MCOs will then control eligibility, utilization, services, rates, payment....talk about a conflict of interest. And I find it funny that you quote that this won't happen because it isn't allowed per "the contract" and then don't produce a valid link to "the contract". It's all about the benjamins, Angela....and I thought you guys in KDADS were taking a neutral stance...what happened with that?

April 10, 2013 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Proposed roundabout for Ninth and New Hampshire to get hearing; renderings for new multi-story building downtown; Ninth Street improvements planned

How much pedestrian traffic is there at 19th and Barker? I would guess not nearly as much as there is at 9th and NH. Drivers are going to have to split their attention not only to their left, but all directions for pedestrians who decide not to use a crosswalk...and there are plenty of those downtown.

October 19, 2012 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Proposed roundabout for Ninth and New Hampshire to get hearing; renderings for new multi-story building downtown; Ninth Street improvements planned

I am all for roundabouts but not where there is heavy pedestrian traffic. I don't want to have to take refuge on an island just to keep from getting hit. I'm not even sure the roundabout will navigable for the buses and trucks that use that street.

October 19, 2012 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal would put chapel in the Capitol

Good grief. Not a good idea and where will the money for construction come from?

February 24, 2012 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House gives preliminary approval to bill protecting students with disabilities

"I would like to state the teachers are not to blame."

I still contend that it is 'their fault' if they put their hands on a child and hurt them. it's a good bill and should be passed.

February 22, 2012 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House gives preliminary approval to bill protecting students with disabilities

"These children can remain a student at their current school, take specials a couple hours a day at their school with a para and then be taken to a second INSTITUTION where the staff is trained to handle their needs."

I think we're trying to do away with institutional settings that segregate people. And does someone really need to be trained how not to hurt a child? Certainly, paras and teachers would benefit from some behavioral training, but really, it takes quite a bit of force to dislocate shoulders.

February 22, 2012 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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