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ACA repeal bill would cap Medicaid payments below actual costs, By Harris Meyer, March 08, 2017
A Guide To Budget Reconciliation: The Byzantine Rules For Disassembling The Health Law, By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying, February, 06, 2017
Advocates, recipients react to Kansas officials’ pushback against federal KanCare report, By McKenna Harford, Special to The Capital-Journal, January 23, 2017
Anderson Cooper’s ADA Attack on 60 Minutes, By , December 07, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election, By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, October 24, 2016
Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure, By Michelle Diament, October 14, 2016
After Paralysis, A Life Of 'A Different 10,000 Things', From NPR All Things Considered "Been There" Series, October 11, 2016
Act Now to Have Candidates Answer a Disability Rights Question in the Next Debate, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 05, 2016
A Practical To-Do List For Family Caregivers, By Judith Graham, September 29, 2016
After Medicaid cuts, top Kansas dentist drops two KanCare insurers, By Andy Marso, September 26, 2016
Adding Up the Clinton and Trump Health-Reform Proposals, By Zachary Tracer and Sahil Kapur, September 22, 2016
‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 30, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find, By Yuki Noguchi, NPR, May 18, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect
, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016
A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 05, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints
, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016
Area Agencies on Aging say KDADS policy change will reduce services for seniors, By Dave Ranney, October 09, 2015
A Touch of Nature: Accessing Our National Parks, By Ashley Lyn Olson, New Mobility, October 01, 2015
Advisory committee begins review of Medicaid mental health drugs, By Dave Ranney, September 01, 2015
Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, August 31, 2015
Advocacy group to share concerns about KanCare grievance process, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 20, 2015
Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports, By Bob Vogel, New Mobility, August 01, 2015
Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, August 03, 2015
ADA: A People’s History, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, July 01, 2015
Apple vs. Google: The Real Winners Are Students with Dyslexia, By Jamie Martin, Forbes' Noodle Blog, June 08, 2015
Adult Dental Coverage Expanding Slowly in Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, June 10, 2015
Accommodation Information by Limitation, By Guest Blogger Linda Carter Batiste, J.D., Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Disability Blog, June 09, 2015
Autism coverage changes move forward, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 06, 2015
Apply for the 2015 Youth Transitions Fellowship by May 15!, From the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), May 01, 2015
A Roadmap to "Life After High School", By Guest Blogger Tracey Fecher, Vice President of Programs for Community Gatepath, Disability Blog, April 15, 2015
A Q&A On Achieving Mental Health Parity In Medicaid Managed Care, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, February 06, 2015
AARP Kansas to urge passage of caregiver legislation, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 01, 2014
Angel Medical Center to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit
, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 24, 2014
A Seasonal Job – Should I Take It?, By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder of Employment Options Inc., Disability Blog, November 05, 2014
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial has impact larger than its size, By Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, October 05, 2014
ADAPT Thanks Governor Bebee for meeting and supporting CFCO, From ADAPT, September 15, 2014
ADAPT, a national grassroot advocacy group of activists with disabilities, is going to Arkansas to urge the state to end its institutional bias and increase options for home and community-based services for people with disabilities, From ADAPT, September 11, 2014
Accessibility Problems Dog Amtrak, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, September 09, 2014
Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, August 15, 2014
Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2014
Advance voting in the primary election begins, By Nicolette Schleisman, Kansas First News, July 21, 2014
A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education, By Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio (NPR), June 24, 2014
Another Breezy Hearing for Obama Health Pick, By Robert Pear, New York Times, May 14, 2014
An Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin, From Disability Blog, April 30, 2014
Aurora, Illinois Housing Authority agrees to develop 100 units for displaced African Americans, families and presons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 24, 2014
Analysts say 6 million health care enrollees in sight, By Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY, March 26, 2014
Autism bill moves forward in House and Senate, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 21, 2014
Auditors suggest possible consolidation of Community Developmental Disability Organizations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, March 12, 2014
Advocates unhappy with autism bill rewrite, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 10, 2014
A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), March 05, 2013
Access Board Sponsored Study Completed on Natural Trail Surface Materials, From the U.S. Access Board, February 27, 2014
Accessible Housing for Everyone
, By Guest Blogger Allan Checkoway, Author and Principal of Disability Services Group, Employee Benefit Advisors, Disability Blog, February 21, 2014
Autism coverage bill introduced by JOCO lawmaker, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 06, 2014
Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, February 01, 2014
AARP Kansas expresses support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
A new vision: How one entrepreneur changed his thinking about the blind, By J.D. Harrison, Washington Post, Janaury 13, 2013
AG Schmidt to propose tougher Medicaid fraud law, From the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, January 09, 2014

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Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
Brownback Budget Sets Up Fight With Legislature, By Andy Marso, January 11, 2017
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Busting Myths About Mental Illness, By Barbara Feder Ostrov, July 11, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
Big Financial Costs Are Part Of Alzheimer’s Toll On Families
, By Jon Hamilton, NPR News, March 31, 2016
Bridging Gaps in Implementing the Olmstead Mandate and Ending Chronic Homelessness, By Richard Cho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, February 24, 2016
BBB: Scammers target taxpayers and tax preparers, By the Better Business Bureau, February 14, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2015
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2015
Brownback names interim KDADS secretary, By KHI News Service, December 10, 2015
Baker Concrete to settle EEOC disability case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 14, 2015
Bathroom Equipment: Not Medically Necessary??, Mark Boatman, New Mobility, May 01, 2015
Baldwin Supply Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 06, 2015
Brownback softens stance on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, March 05, 2015
Board Proposes Updated ICT Accessibility Requirements, From the U.S. Access Board, February 18, 2015
Bill to increase nursing home staffing requirements resurfaces, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, February 17, 2015
Benny Boyd Car Dealership to Pay $250,000 to Former Manager in EEOC Settlement, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Brownback budget includes Medicaid changes, tobacco tax increase, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 16, 2015
Brownback proposes hikes in 'sin' taxes, sustains 4 percent agency cuts, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 16, 2015
Brownback touts 'healthy families' as key to state's success, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 12, 2015
Budget deficit looms for Sam Brownback, Kansas Legislature as 2015 session begins, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, January 10, 2015
Building literacy among the blind with a teen inventor’s low-cost Lego printer, By PBS NewsHour, December 22, 2014
BBB: Top holiday scams, By Better Business Bureau (reprinted from the Topeka Capital-Journal), December 21, 2014
Brownback announces cuts to close budget gap, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service and Mike Sherry, Heartland Health Monitor; December 09, 2014
Bipartisan bill to widen federal help for disabled, By Hope Yen, Associated Press, December 03, 2014
Baywood Home Care to Pay $30,000 under Decree Ending EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 30, 2014
Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools, From the U.S. Department of Education, October 21, 2014
Background Screening Company Adopts Revised Procedures in Cooperation with EEOC, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), September 30, 2014
Bruffett confirmed as KDADS chief, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 28, 2014
BVA Members Receive Currency Readers from BEP at Convention, From the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), August 18, 2014
Bob Dole, Veterans Groups Push Disabilities Treaty, By Humberto Sanchez, Roll Call, July 23, 2014
Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty, By Maggie Severns, Politico, July 22, 2014
Bernie Sanders, John McCain strike VA deal, By Jeremy Herb, Politico, June 05, 2014
Burwell Wins Confirmation as Secretary of Health, By Robert Pear, New York Times, June 05, 2014
Brownback discusses opposition to Medicaid expansion in Heritage Foundation interview, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 04, 2014
By The Numbers: Mental Illness Behind Bars, By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2014
Board Issues Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing, From the U.S. Access Board, May 07, 2014
Brownback proposes more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback to propose more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback signs health care compact bill, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 2014
Brownback signs bill saying Medicaid expansion decision rests with Legislature, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 18, 2014
Brownback signs law expanding autism coverage,By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, and Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, April 17, 2014
Board Launches Online Guides to the ADA and ABA Standards, From the U.S. Access Board, April 14, 2014
Big Tent Coalition complains of waiting list and KanCare problems, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 20, 2014
Brownback says now not the time to expand Medicaid, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Baptist Health South Florida to Pay $215,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), February 21, 2014

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Cost Of KanCare Expansion Debated Ahead Of Key Vote, By Jim McLean, March 22, 2017
Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve, By Taunya English, WHYY, December 12, 2016
Concerns about Accommodation, By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder, Employment Options Inc.; November 10, 2016
Candidates say Legislature could revisit KanCare carve-out, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2016
Clinton makes an unusual push: To win over disabled people and their families, By John Wagner and Abby Phillip, September 21, 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say, By Gina Kolata, May 25, 2016
Community Living Skeptics Often Have Change Of Heart, By Shaun Heasley, May 17, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
College Psychology Classes Often Overlook Disabilities, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 02, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016
Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries, By Public Information Officer Kevin Doel, Office of the State Fire Marshal, October 27, 2015
Congress and Obama Administration Seek Ways to Limit Increase in Medicare Premiums, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 05, 2015
Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?, By April Dembosky, KQED, August 20, 2015
CDC: 53 million adults in the US live with a disability, From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), August 03, 2015
Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Bill Bolstering Medicare Patients’ Hospital Rights, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, July 29 2015
Chair that Blue Valley students helped create for kids with autism may be headed to market, By Dugan Arnett, Kansas City Star, May 07, 2015
Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Bill, From the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, May 08, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
City Seeks Input on Topeka’s First Pedestrian Master Plan, From the City of Topeka, March 2015
Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, February 10, 2015
‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles outbreak,By Hari Sreenivasan, PBS Newshour, January 25, 2015
Congress Seeks To Limit Transfers Between Social Security And Disability Funds, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 12, 2015
CDC: Flu Season Continues To Worsen, Could Peak This Month, By Mike Stobbe (AP Medical Writer), Kansas City Star, January 05, 2015
Contacting Kansans waiting for disability services remains a challenge, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 22, 2014
Court, dental programs to help people with mental illnesses, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 10, 2014
City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Agrees to Reforms and $437,500 Payment to Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 25, 2014
Cardtronics pays $1.5m to settle ATM access suit, From the Massachusetts Attorney General Office, November 24, 2014
Candidates battling for insurance post differ on big issues, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 27, 2014
C-J voters guide released online, includes candidate videos, By Adam Vlach, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 12, 2014
Crisis intervention center to open in Topeka, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 01, 2014
Court Recommends Supervalu/Jewel-Osco Be Held in Contempt for Violations of EEOC Consent Decree in Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), July 16, 2014
Colyer urges public to report adult abuse, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 25, 2014
City of San Jacinto, California, Agrees to End Discriminatory Housing Practices, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
City sees two new Topeka Metro bus shelters, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, June 02, 2014
CMS fines Andover nursing home after allegations of resident abuse, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 14, 2014
Christian Care Center of Johnson City to Pay $90,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2014
CDC: 1 In 2 With Disabilities Physically Inactive, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 07, 2014
City of New Orleans Agrees to Settlement to Resolve Housing Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 22, 2014
Cancer doctor and clinic agree to pay $2.9 million to settle federal whistleblower lawsuit, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, April 15, 2014
Compromise autism bill clears House committee, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 18, 2014
Commissioner questioned about ACA’s impact on insurance companies, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
Corrections officials seek funding to treat more mentally ill inmates, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, January 23, 2014
Congress Is Poised To Change Medicare Payment Policy. What Does That Mean For Patients And Doctors?, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 16, 2014

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Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
DeVos says she will protect students with disabilities, but advocates aren’t convinced, By Emma Brown, January 26, 2017
Dental Care Provider Halts Services At Kansas Nursing Homes Amid Medicaid Backlog, By Andy Marso, January 24, 2017
Dragon Individual Professional for PCs and Macs: The Tech Just Keeps Getting Better and Better, By Ben Mattlin, November 01, 2016
Disabled and disenfranchised: Families fight to restore voting rights, By Shoshana Walter, October 31, 2016
Doctor's Offices Should Get More Accessible Under New Rules, By Rachel Patterson, September 14, 2016
Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote, By Pam Fessler, September 04, 2016
Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election, By Shaun Heasley, August 16, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Disabled Voters Feeling Ignored By Candidates Take Election Into Own Hands, By Alex Zielinski, ThinkProgress, March 01, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2015
Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy., By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio, January 04, 2016
DCF forgoes $15M for disabled employment program, By Dave Ranney, November 04, 2015
Don’t Just Renew Your Medicare Plan. Shopping Around Can Save Money., By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, October 15, 2015
Disability community abuzz about waiver integration, By Andy Marso, September 30, 2015
Disability rights group stages protest outside governor's office, By Ben Lockhart, Deseret News, September 29, 2015
During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), August 11, 2015
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Issue Technical Assistance for Child Welfare Systems Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 10, 2015
Disabled Americans Still Struggle to Find Employment: an ADA Update, By Cecil Caulkins, The Legal Broadcast Network, August 04, 2015
Deaf Kansans request Medicaid changes, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 03, 2015
Deaf and those who use wheelchairs face added discrimination in rental housing market, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), June 25, 2015
Despite Laws, Mental Health Coverage Often Falls Short, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, May 07, 2015
Decoding Your Diagnosis: Psychiatrists Unveil Plain-English Guide For Patients, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, May 01, 2015
Disabled still face many transportation barriers, By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 01, 2015
Disability Protesters Arrested at White House to Mark 25 Years of the ADA, By Rick Cohen, NonProfit Quarterly, April 22, 2015
Dozens march to Capitol to celebrate gains in accessibility for those with disabilities, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 18, 2015
DCF central office, learning center moving to downtown office building, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 30, 2015
Disability Champion Leaving Congress, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December16, 2014
Disability Network Will Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 25, 2014
Disabilities leader to receive 2014 Dole Leadership Prize, From the University of Kansas, November 19, 2014
Disabled Vt. Senior Wins Medicare Coverage After 2nd Lawsuit, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2014
Don't Panic About Ebola. Get A Flu Shot And Wash Your Hands Instead, By Howard Gleckman, Forbes, October 15, 2014
Davis vows to reverse controversial KanCare decision if elected, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 08, 2014
Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says, By Jenney Gold, Kaiser Health News, September 17, 2014
Dozens of Disabled Demonstrators Arrested in Little Rock, By Drew Petrimoulx, Arkansas Matters Daily, September 15, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court to Protect Bar Candidates with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 15, 2014
Dole, Harkin Renew Disability Treaty Push After SCOTUS Decision, By Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, June 03, 2014
Deal In Congress Would Discourage Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 23, 2014
Do Seniors Have Too Many Medicare Plans To Choose From?, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, May 14, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 08, 2014
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announce record-breaking recoveries resulting from joint efforts to combat health care fraud, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), February 26, 2014
Dentists: We can't serve all the Medicaid patients, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 15, 2014
Disagreements over autism bill remain unresolved, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
DOJ to expand federal definition of disabled, By Ben Goad, , The Hill, January 30, 2014

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Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump, By Robert Pear, November 15, 2016
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Easy-to-Use Wheelchair Luggage by Phoenix Instinct, By Ian Ruder, September 9th, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 9, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
EEOC Launches Direct Video Access to ASL Speakers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 11, 2015
EEOC takes aim at Target for discriminatory pre-employment tests, By Kathy Neal, EmployerLINC, August 26, 2015
EZEFLOW USA, Inc. Will Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 09, 2015
EEOC and Chicago-Area Marshmallow Maker Reach Accord in Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
EEOC Chair Yang Calls for Renewed Effort to Hire People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 15, 2014
Early signs show promise for Rainbow Mental Health Facility, officials say, By Mike Sherry, KHI News Service, September 10, 2014
Early treatment may significantly decrease autism symptoms by age 3, By Abby Phillip, Washington Post, September 09, 2014
Effective Communication for People with Disabilities Before, During, and After Emergencies Evaluated, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), May 27, 2014
EEOC Seeks Public Input on Regulations Requiring Federal Agencies to Be ‘Model Employers’ of Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 15, 2014
EEOC Wins Summary Judgment in American Tool & Mold Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 21, 2014
Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying, By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, April 16, 2014
'Enrollment blitz' for health insurance exchange planned for Wednesday, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 25, 2014
Extra time granted for some on Obamacare, By Joanne Kenen, Politico, March 25, 2014
Embracing Energy Efficiency…and Your Utility Bill, By Guest Blogger Alexis Powers, Digital Communications Specialist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Disability Blog, March 03, 2014
Evidence for effectiveness of disability employment plan lacking, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 27, 2014

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5 takeaways from the leaked Republican bill to repeal Obamacare, By Dylan Scott, February 24, 2017
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
Facing skeptical lawmakers, state officials strike at critical KanCare report, By Jonathan Shorman, January 23, 2017
For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer, By Roger Cheng, October 24, 2016
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
Fatal Shooting of Deaf Man Raises Concerns About Police Training, By Allen Smith, J.D., August 31, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities, By Jessica Guynn, USA Today, March 26, 2016
First Confirmed Influenza Cases of 2015-2016 Season Identified in Kansas, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), February 04, 2016
Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), January 25, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015
Federal budget deal yields Medicaid savings, By Andy Marso, November 09, 2015
Federal Transit Administration Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), October 05, 2015
For Prescription Drug Makers, Price Increases Drive Revenue; By Joseph Walker, Wall Street Journal, October 05, 2015
Four years later, UNK, DOJ reach settlement, By Josh Moody, Kearney Hub, September 04, 2015
Federal court says Kansas must pay Medicaid workers minimum wage, By Dave Ranney, August 24, 2015
Feds Call for More Scrutiny of Nursing Home Errors Involving Blood Thinner, By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, August 03, 2015
5 Challenges Facing Medicaid At 50, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 27, 2015
Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, NPR, June 23, 2015
5 Ways Obamacare Could Change When the Supreme Court Rules, By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, June 22, 2015
Free fans snapped up as weather heats up, By Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal, June 18, 2015
Facing Death But Fighting The Aid-In-Dying Movement, By Stephanie O'Neill, Southern California Public Radio, May 20, 2015
'Flex service' buses to operate like taxis, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 14, 2015
FAQ: Congress Passes A Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It?, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, April 15, 2015
Former candidate for governor leads KanCare-related lawsuit, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 13, 2015
Funding for mental health advocacy organization issue in budget bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
U.S. Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks, By David Lawder, Reuters, March 27, 2015
Four Public Meetings will display Proposed Service Updates
, From the Topeka Metro, March 2015
FAQ: What’s In The House’s Proposal To Fix Medicare’s Payments To Doctors, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, March 23, 2015
Former Brownback cabinet secretary testifies for Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 18, 2015
First Title & Escrow / Streamline Title & Escrow to Pay $95,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Bias Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 13, 2015
5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2015
Flu Fighting Facts: Stay Healthy This Flu Season, By Guest Blogger by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flu Team and Dr. Michael Jhung, a Medical Officer and Flu Expert with CDC’s Influenza Division, Disability Blog, February 02, 2015
Former Libertarian candidate says he can save KanCare money, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 27, 2015
Flu cases drop in Kansas City, but it’s ‘still out there’, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, January 16, 2015
FCC Accepting Nominations for Chairman’s Advancement in Accessibility Awards Beginning January 5, 2015; From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), December 22, 2014
FCC Seeks More Input On Responsibility For Closed Captioning, By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, December 16, 2015
Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside, By Frank Browning, Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2014
Feds: IDEA Still Applies When Students Incarcerated, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December 09, 2014
Federal officials approve KDADS plan at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 05, 2014
Federal grant creates Alternative Sentencing Court in Topeka, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, November 10, 2014
Federal Disability Policy Progress Report for 2014 Issued by the National Council on Disability, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), October 31, 2014
For people with disabilities, doctors are not always healers, By Leana S. Wen, Washington Post, October 27, 2014
Former executive alleges misconduct by Kansas Medicaid contractor, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 28, 2014
Forget Ebola And Get A Free Flu Shot, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, October 24, 2014
$14.8M in grants announced by US Labor Department to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, From the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), September 25, 2014
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2014
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, August 26, 2014
FCC Adopts Text-to-911 Rules, By Anne L. Kim, The Roll Call Technocrat Blog, August 08, 2014
FCC Votes to Require Closed Captioning for Web Clips, By Stephanie Mlot, PC Magazine, July 11, 2014
Feds Demand Medicaid Backlog Fixes By Six States, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2014
From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty, Posted by Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE - the U. S. Department of State Official Blog, July 02, 2014
Fifteen Years After Landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, Harkin Introduces Legislation to Ensure Community Living Choice for All People with Disabilities, From the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), June 24, 2014
Fallout continues from incident at Andover care facility, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 23, 2014
FAQ: VA And Military Care Are Different, But Often Confused, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, May 29, 2014
Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, National Public Radio (NPR), May 20, 2014
Feds Warn Charters On Special Education, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, May 15, 2014
Forward! Advice to Graduates Who Have Disabilities from Adults with Disabilities, By Guest Blogger Katherine Schneider, PhD, Author and Retired Clinical Psychologist, Disability Blog, April 25, 2014
15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship, By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2014
Free tax preparation programs available in Shawnee County
, By Topeka Capital-Journal, March 31, 2014
FCC's new closed captioning rules had long journey, By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2014
Four of the Best Apps for People with Disabilities, By Guest Blogger Megan Totka, Chief Editor, ChamberofCommerce.comDisability Blog, February 12, 2014
FCC seeking nominations for the third annual Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility, From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), February 12, 2013
Feds approve KanCare DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 30, 2014
For the Mentally Ill, Finding Treatment Grows Harder, By Gary Fields and Jennifer Corbet Dooren, Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014
Founders Pavilion Will Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Genetic Information Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), January 13, 2014

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GOP Health Plan Aims To Curb Medicaid, Expand State Options, By Phil Galewitz, March 22, 2017
G.O.P. Repeal Bill Would Cut Funding for Poor and Taxes on Rich, By Margot Sanger-Katz, March 07, 2017
Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
GraceMed drops Topeka behavioral health services, By Megan Hart, August 09, 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
GSA settles discrimination suit with blind contractors, By Carten Cordell, Federal Times, November 12, 2015
Guardianship Recommended More Frequently Than Alternatives, From TASH, June 10, 2015
Government To Grade Nursing Homes On Tougher Scale, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, Febuary 12, 2015
Governor selects Mosier for permanent KDHE post, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 19, 2014
Give wisely during holiday season, By Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, December 2015
Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 23, 2014
Governor Sam Brownback and state agencies take steps to protect Kansans from possibility of Ebola, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), October 20, 2014
Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, October 13, 2014
Guide on Access to Outdoor Sites Available from the Board, From the U.S. Access Board, August 11, 2014
Governor finds additional $9.5 million for mental health, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 28, 2014
Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system, By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo, Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2014
Gallaudet Partners with Office of Personnel Management to Expand Career Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees, From Gallaudet University, May 01,2014
Graduation Rates Fall Short For Students With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 29, 2014
Grounded, But Still Soaring, By Guest Blogger Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of My Blind Spot, Inc., Disability Blog, April 14, 2014

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High court rules public schools must do more to educate special-needs kids, By Caitlin Emma, March 22, 2017
House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
How driverless cars can empower Americans with disabilities, By Patrick Sisson, January 18, 2017
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission, By Judith Graham, September 01, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
House Panel Extends Funding For Medicare Program To Help Consumers, By Susan Jaffe, July 7, 2016
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games, From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), May 06, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
How the Budget Deal Blunts Medicare Cost Increases, Tweaks Social Security, By Eileen Ambrose, AARP Bulletin Today, October 28, 2015
Hopeful Paralympian Liz Willis teaches lesson in perseverance and courage, By Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle, October 14, 2015
How to save money during Medicare open enrollment, By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch, October 13, 2015
Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?, By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, August 24,2015
Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015
HUD announces agreement with Anchorage, Alaska, to lift housing restrictions for people with disabilities; From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 14, 2015
HUD reaches $100,000 agreement with City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, resolving claims of discrimination against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 06, 2015
HUD, Missouri Housing Authority agreements increase access to housing for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 14, 2015
HUD kicks off Fair Housing Month 2015 with launch of new national media campaign, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 01, 2015
Kansas House leaders reluctantly agree to Medicaid expansion hearing, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2015
Hopes dimming for Medicaid expansion in Kansas, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 20, 2015
Hospital Discharges Rise at Lucrative Times, By Christopher Weaver, Anna Wilde Mathews and Tom McGinty, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2015
HHS announces major changes to its Medicare payment formula, By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau, January 26, 2015
High Court Considers If Providers Can Sue States For Higher Medicaid Pay, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, January 21, 2015
How The Health Law Is Using Medicare To Improve Hospital Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey and Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2014
Health care compact gains attention as campaign issue, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 30, 2014
Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, October 24, 2014
HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 29, 2014
HCBS? This Matters to You!, August 2014
House approves VA reform bill, By Lauren French, Politico, July 30, 2014
Helping the Mentally Ill Join the Workforce, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, July 14, 2014
House passes VA bill, By Lauren French, Politico, June 10, 2014
HUD announces alternative accessibility standard for federally funded construction projects, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 27, 2014
HCBS Program Lunch and Learn Bi-Weekly Calls for Consumers, By Kerrie Bacon, KanCare Ombudsman, April 25, 2014
Harsh Discipline More Common For Students With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, March 21, 2014
HUD and owner, architect and builder of Missouri condominium settle claim alleging complex design discriminated against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), March 19, 2014
Health law enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go, By Kyle Cheney, Politico, March 17, 2014
How Proposed Part D Changes Are Playing On Capitol Hill, By Kaiser Health News, March 07, 2014
HUD announces funding to provide permanent housing and services to low-income people with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), March 04, 2014
Hill Plan Would Reward Medicare Doctors For Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, February 07, 2014
HHS Releases Poverty Guidelines For 2014, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2014
Harvard researcher will share findings on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 24, 2014
HHS Extends Coverage For Patients In Federal High-Risk Pools, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2014
Health Law Adds Coverage For Services Needed By People With Developmental Disabilities, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2014
HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), January 10, 2014
Hospital officials say refusal to expand Medicaid will hurt their bottom lines, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
Henderson Nursing / Rehab Center to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 08, 2014

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Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016
Invisible Disabilities Week 2015, By Guest Blogger Wayne Connell, Founder and President, Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA), Disability Blog, October 07, 2015
Is Kansas Mental Health System Near Breaking Point?, By Dave Ranney, Heartland Health Monitor, June 29, 2015
It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), December 08, 2014
Insurance commissioner candidates split on health compact, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 19, 2014
Investigator Issues Sharp Criticism of V.A. Response to Allegations About Care, By Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times, June 23, 2014
Iraq and Afghanistan: The physical and mental toll, by the numbers, By Scott Clement, Washington Post, March 31, 2014
Insurance commissioner weighs in on health care compact bill, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
Influenza activity is high in Kansas, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), January 14, 2014
In A Major Shift, Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful Prescribers, By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, January 06, 2014

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Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015
Judge’s Ruling Awards $600,000 to Exploited Workers, By Dan Barry, New York Times, September 17, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Carnival Corp. Over ADA Violations by Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 27, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Pennington County, South Dakota, to Improve Accessibility, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 01, 2015
Join Us in Supporting the Center for Independent Living – Kathmandu, By Susan Henderson, Executive Director, DREDF, , May 12, 2015
Justice Department Secures Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Interacting with Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 12, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Three Public Entities to Remove Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 05, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 27, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 02, 2015
Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi, Extend Agreement to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit with the City's Public Transportation System, From the U.S. Department of Justice, March 10, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Nueces County, Texas, to Improve Accessibility of Services and Programs, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 30, 2015
Jury in EEOC Suit Says Old Dominion Freight Line Must Pay Former Driver $119,612 for Disability Bias, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 16, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Ohio Healthcare System Over HIV Discrimination, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 15, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with National Museum of Crime and Punishment to Improve Access for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 13, 2015
Job Search Tips from the Pros, By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder of Employment Options Inc., Disability Blog, January 06, 2015
Justrite Manufacturing Company to Pay $418,000, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 10, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Franciscan St. James Health to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Hearing Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 03, 2014
Justice Department Enters into a Settlement Agreement with Peapod to Ensure that Peapod Grocery Delivery Website is Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 17, 2014
Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Builder and Engineer, From the U.S. Department of Justice, October 06, 2014
Justice Officials Meet with Key Stakeholders on Launch of Elder Justice Website, From the U.S. Department of Justice, September 08, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination Against Recipients of Disability Income, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 07, 2014
Justice Department Announces $1.5 Million Paid to Victims of Discrimination by Quiktrip Corporation, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 31, 2014
Justice Department Announces Proposed Amendment to Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations to Expand Access to Movie Theaters for Individuals with Hearing and Vision Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 25, 2014
Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police,By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, July 21, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Orange County Clerk of Courts in Florida to Ensure Equal Access to Court Records for Blind Individuals, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 17, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Florida State University, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 06, 2014
Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings on Albuquerque Police Department, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 10, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Blair County, Pa., Over Polling Place Access for Voters with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, March 11, 2014
Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination at Nine Multifamily Housing Complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 24, 2014
Justice Department Settles with Rite Aid of Michigan Over Alleged HIV Discrimination, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 04, 2014

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Kansas Congressman Questions Need To Care For Poor, Touts High-Risk Pools, By Jim McLean, March 08, 2017
KDHE Seeks Comments on KanCare Extension, From KDHE, March 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Stage Statehouse Rally And Pack Hearing, By Jim McLean, February 09, 2017
KanCare reform measures grab attention of House, Senate committees, By Jonathan Shorman, January 31, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Kansas Medicaid application backlog climbs again, By Andy Marso, December 19, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions, By Jim McLean, November 16, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog concerns persist during open enrollment, By Andy Marso, November 14, 2016
Kansas assistance dogs change lives of both those who train them and those who get them, By Bill Blankenship, October 22, 2016
Kansas’ treatment of those with mental illness was a ‘study in neglect’ decades ago, By Jim McLean, October 23, 2016
Kansas mental health centers face new budget realities, By Megan Hart, September 15, 2016
KNI dental clinic continues non-resident services despite budget cuts, By Andy Marso, August 29, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Know Your Rights: Parenting with a Disability, Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers narrowly pass budget fix, adjourn, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, May 01, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2015
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015
KDADS secretary to step down
, By Kansas Health Institute, November 23, 2015
KDADS investigates waiting list discrepancy, By Andy Marso, September 04, 2015
Kansans with disabilities say employment remains an issue, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 13, 2015
KDHE, KDADS schedule public forums on HCBS Waiver Integration Project, From KDADS and KDHE, August 04, 2015
Kobach urges Congress to ratify controversial health compact, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, July 13, 2015
KanCare not working for people with disabilities, advocates say, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 07, 2015
Kansas budget director: State budget cuts could trigger federal aid cuts, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, June 10, 2015
KanCare anecdotes abound, but clear data harder to find, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 04, 2015
KanCare companies lose $170 million in program’s first 2 years, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 29, 2015
KDHE continues to seek approval of mental health drug bill, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
KDADS releases criteria for behavioral health grants, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 06, 2015
Kansas doctors partnering to reduce Medicare costs, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 03, 2015
Kansas debates regulation of mental health drugs for Medicaid patients, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 08, 2015
KDADS to restructure grants for advocacy groups, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 18, 2015
Kansas Mission of Mercy reveals ongoing need for dental care, By Bryan Thompson, Heartland Health Monitor, February 17, 2015
Kansas hospitals say federal officials willing to negotiate on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 28, 2015
Kmart Will Pay $102,048 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 27, 2015
Kansas Advocates for Better Care releases nursing home ranking, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 20, 2015
KDADS files Medicaid waiver proposal, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 13, 2015
KanCare company fires back at ex-employee’s lawsuit over its business practices, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, December 30, 2014
Kansas gets low grade for disease preparedness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 18, 2014
Kansans with disabilities concerned about proposed KanCare changes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 15, 2014
Kansas continues to struggle in health rankings, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, December 10, 2014
KDADS clarifies public comment deadline on waivers for Medicaid-funded services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 04, 2014
KDADS suspends voluntary admissions to Osawatomie State Hospital, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 03, 2014
KanCare initiative concerns parents of developmentally disabled adults, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 20, 2014
KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 18, 2014
KanCare payment delays threaten rural hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 27, 2014
Kansas governor works to block wage, OT rule for home-care providers, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, August 21, 2014
Kansas mental health system under increasing stress, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 18, 2014
KDHE launches 'health home' framework for Medicaid enrollees with mental illness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 04, 2014
Kansas health officials work to contain measles outbreak, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 14, 2014
Kansas prepares for new federal HCBS rules, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, June 10, 2014
Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Public Hearing of the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services Update, June 20th at 2pm, From Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS), June 09, 2014
KDADS secretary moving to budget office, By Dave Ranney and Mike Shields, KHI News Service, May 20, 2014
Kansas officials say Medicaid enrollment growth expected to continue, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
Kansas official touts Medicaid reform under KanCare, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 29, 2014
KanCare companies lost money in first year, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
Kansas delayed in submitting TBI waiver application, By KHI News Service, March 31, 2014
KABC releases assisted living facility rankings, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, March 27, 2014
Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) accepting applications for commissioner positions, From the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC), March 18, 2014
KABVI offers scholarships to visually impaired students enrolled in higher ed, From the Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (KABVI), March 2014
Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day, March 13, 2014, From Mental Health America of the Heartland, March 06, 2014
KDADS to host Listening Sessions on waiver renewal for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) HCBS Program, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), March 05, 2014
KDADS seeks public input on Medicaid HCBS waiver renewal, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 25, 2014
Key legislators cite breakthrough on autism bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 14, 2014
KDADS developing online 'report card' for measuring nursing home quality, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 13, 2014
KanCare health home meetings scheduled, By KHI News Service, February 12, 2014
KanCare not delivering, By Ken Stephens, The Hutchinson News, February 07, 2014
Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy, By Mará Rose Williams, Kansas City Star, January 31, 2014
KanCare gets new ombudsman, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2014
KanCare Primed for Feb. 1 Implementation of I/DD Services, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), January 17, 2014
KanCare oversight committee develops recommendations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
KS Senate president says Medicaid expansion unlikely to gain approval this session, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 08, 2014
Kansas to get $10.8 million Medicaid bonus from feds, By KHI News Service, January 02, 2014

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Lawmakers Seek Answers After KanCare Extension Denial, By Andy Marso, January 19, 2017
Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone, By Inara Verzemnieks, December 6, 2016
Legislative candidates urge reform of state's Medicaid income limits, By Tim Carpenter, October 05, 2016
Legislative auditors can’t confirm Medicaid backlog numbers, By Andy Marso, September 21, 2016
Local nonprofit organizations partner to serve people with disabilities, By Angela Deines, August 22, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
Lonely Planet Releases Accessible Travel Resources, By Ian Ruder, New Mobility, February 01, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2015
LIEAP Application Period Opens Tuesday 1/15/2016, From the Kansas Department for Childern and Families (DCF), January 2016
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled, By Chris Serres, Star Tribune, August 29, 2015
Lawyers offer free legal advice in Topeka, by phone, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, June 07, 2015
Lawmaker pushing to include Medicaid expansion in budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 02, 2015
Lawsuit alleging discrimination by Tulsa hotel against Air Force veteran with service dog is settled, By Dan Goforth, Tulsa World, February 10, 2015
Learning About Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick, By Caroline E. Mayer, Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2015
Legislative committee begins Medicaid expansion hearings, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 14, 2015
Lots of Responsibility For In-home Care Providers — But No Training Required, By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News, January 06, 2015
Longview, Washington, Landlords Agree to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 04, 2014
Legislator seeking to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 21, 2014
Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, October 07, 2014
Legislators take issue with seniors' article opposing compact, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, September 11, 2014
Law School Admission Council Agrees to Systemic Reforms and $7.73 Million Payment to Settle Justice Department’s Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 20, 2014
Lawmakers Weigh Changes To Medicare, By Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2014
Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, March 07, 2014
Legislature still wrestling with bills dealing with health insurance and autism, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 03, 2014
Late KanCare payment penalization has universal support, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 17, 2014
Lawmaker: Stop putting kids in 'scream rooms', By Kristina Wong, The Hill, February 17, 2014
Leavitt report: Kansas lawmakers remain cool to Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 17, 2014
Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, January 20, 2014

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Midsession Checkup: Which Health Bills Have A Shot In Kansas?, By Meg Wingerter, March 06, 2017
More Funding For Mental Health, Disability, Senior Services In Kansas: None Of The Above?, By Meg Wingerter, February 10, 2017
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
Mylan Raised EpiPen’s Price Before the Expected Arrival of a Generic, By Andrew Pollack, August. 24, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say, By Marshall Allen & Olga Pierce, National Public Radio (NPR), May 03, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2015
Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches, By Andy Marso, December 21, 2015
Mental Health Courts Are Popular But Effectiveness Is Still Unproven, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2015
Medicaid expansion supporters booted from health committee, By Jim McLean and Andy Marso, November 11, 2015
Minimum wage ruling prompts KDADS request for additional funding, By Dave Ranney, October 15, 2015
Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues, By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Stephanie O'Neill, Southern California Public Radio, August 18, 2015
More debate ahead on Medicare ‘observation stays’, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 04, 2015
Medicaid expansion said to be off the table in tax and budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 09, 2015
Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs, By Richard Harris, National Public Radio (NPR), May 25, 2015
Medicaid expansion discussion in Kansas has a new twist, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 19, 2015
Mental health drug change goes to governor, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 08, 2015
Mental health needs unmet for many in Kansas, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 11, 2015
Mental health organizations seek grant protection, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 10, 2015
More than 2 million in Kansas, Missouri affected by Anthem cyberattack, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, February 23, 2015
Many helped at Kansas Mission of Mercy, By Tim Horan, Hays Daily Newsl, February 15, 2015
Mental health providers wary of effort to regulate use of behavioral health drugs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 29, 2015
Mosier: KanCare may not need an inspector general, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 23, 2015
Medicare To Offer Help To Some Seniors When Advantage Plans Drop Doctors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2014
Metro board members to discuss possible additions in February, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 15, 2014
Maxim Healthcare Services Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 03, 2014
Medicare termination looms at Osawatomie hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 18, 2014
Medicaid director to take reins at KDHE temporarily, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 13, 2014
Meetings on support programs for Kansans with disabilities set for next week, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, November 07, 2014
Measles, pertussis vex Kansas health workers as Ebola steals headlines, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
Medicare open enrollment begins Wednesday, Special to The Hays Daily News, October 14, 2014
Medicare Revises Nursing Home Rating System, By Katie Thomas, New York Times, October 06, 2014
More Kansas City area companies, programs try to match people with disabilities with the right jobs, By Susan Fotovich McCabe, Kansas City Star, October 07, 2014
Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right, By Elizabeth O'Brien, MarketWatch, October 02, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment Is Fast Approaching - Here's What We Know So Far, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, September 30, 2014
MCOs continue to lose money in KanCare's second year, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, September 09, 2014
Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients, By Robert Pear, New York Times, August 16, 2014
MPW Industrial Services Will Pay $37,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 07, 2014
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time,By Rodrique Ngowi, The AP Big Story, July 08, 2014
Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School Kids, By Heather Vogell, ProPublica, June 25 2014
Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health, By Lois Beckett , ProPublica, June 10 2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend, By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, June 04, 2014
Medicaid expansion supporters stage Statehouse rally, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, May 30, 2014
Medicaid rolls grow in states resisting health law, By Associated Press, May 13, 2014
Medicare Fraud Strike Force charges 90 individuals for approximately $260 million in false billing, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), May 13, 2014
Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds, From the American Psychological Association, April 21, 2014
Mental health task force report released, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 15, 2014
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 14, 2014
Medicare to Publish Trove of Data on Doctors, By Louise Radnofsky, Wall Street Journal, April 02, 2014
Mental Health Groups Split on Bill to Overhaul Care, By Benedict Carey, New York Times, April 02, 2014
Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study, From HealthDay News, February 27, 2013
Medicare Urged to Rethink Revamp of Part D Drug Plan, By Jennifer Corbett Dooren, Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2014
MCO prompt pay bill advances; fluoride measure squelched, By Jim McLean and Mike Shields, KHI News Service, February 24, 2014
Medicaid expansion options detailed in Leavitt report, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 03, 2014
Medicaid deal applies target to Kansas waiting lists, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 31, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help, By Laura Sullivan, National Public Radio (NPR), January 20, 2014
Missouri apartment owner ordered to pay $20,000 to resolve discrimination charge, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), January 08, 2014

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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
NCD Encourages People with Disabilities to Register to Vote, From the National Council on Disability, July 11, 2016
Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients, By Matt Sedensky, May 08, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), February 25, 2016
NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, From the National Association of the Deaf, January 26, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
National Aging and Disability Center Will Promote Availability and Accessibility of Transportation for Seniors, People with Disabilities and Caregivers, From Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging(n4a), December 15, 2015
Navigators help Kansans with health insurance enrollment, By Bryan Thompson, November 25, 2015
New website looks to help Kansans sign up for ACA insurance, From WIBW TV, October 26, 2015
Nursing Homes’ Residents Face Health Risks From Antibiotics’ Misuse, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2015
New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
New Study Identifies Challenges for Family Caregivers, Caregiving Solutions Needed, From AARP, June 04, 2015
Nearly 40 Percent Of Students With Disabilities Don’t Graduate, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 12, 2015
New cards for Medicare recipients will omit Social Security numbers, By Robert Pear, New York Times, April 20, 2015
Non-Profit Social Service Agency to Pay $309,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 31, 2014
National Disability Leaders Outraged Over Senate Inaction on Disability Treaty, From the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), December 03.2014
New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Abuse, By Jane Adamy, Wall Street Journal, December 03, 2014
New effort to tighten regulation of mental health drugs concerns advocates, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 24, 2014
New Medicaid Rule Could Challenge State Shift Away From Nursing Homes, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, November 19, 2014
Nursing Home Care Levels May Be Much Lower Than Families Think, By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, NBC News, November 12, 2014
New VA chief may fire 1,000 staffers over healthcare scandal, By Matt Hansen, Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2014
Nursing home infection rates on the rise, study finds, From the Columbia University School of Nursing, October 08, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, Ovctober 12, 2014
New Details Emerge On Autism Treatment Mandate, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, September 26, 2014
New federal rules will disrupt care for disabled Kansans, state officials say, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 12, 2014
NDI Report Finds Adults with Disabilities Continue to be Economically Shortchanged Despite ADA's Guarantee, By the National Disability Institute (NDI), July 22, 2014
New Jersey School District to Adopt Service Animal Policies and Pay Fine to Resolve Justice Department Investigation, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability, From PRWeb, May 28, 2014
New hospice model allows curative therapy to continue, By Randi Belisomo, Reuters, May 14, 2014
NIH Seeking Public Comment On DSM Autism Update, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, April 21, 2014
New Guidance on FLSA’s Application to Shared Living Arrangements, By the advocacy monitor, April 02, 2014
New rules on hiring disabled workers, vets go into effect for federal contractors, By Susan Weich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 24, 2014
Negotiations continue on autism bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 10, 2014
NCIL Joins Broad Coalition Urging the President to Include Workers with Disabilities in Executive Order, By , February 05, 2014
National Disability Council again urges CMS to hold off on Kansas DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 14, 2014
New Children’s Book about Ed Roberts Tells Story of Father of Disability Rights, By the advocacy monitor, January 08, 2014

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Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
One In Six Eligible Voters Has A Disability, By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, September 12, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people, By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, April 12, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Oregon's sheltered workshops for the disabled to be phased out under terms of settlement, By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian, September 08, 2015
Onward!, By Guest Blogger Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.), Disability Blog, July 13, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital will lose 60 beds during construction work, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, April 07, 2015
Oakland Children's Hospital Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Orders being taken for Thanksgiving meal, By Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal, November 05, 2014
Ottawa shooting renews focus on crisis intervention training, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 04, 2014
Overuse of antipsychotic drugs in some Kansas nursing homes endangering patients, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, August 25, 2014
Obama signs VA reform bill into law, By Martin Matishak, The Hill, August 07, 2014
Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, July 22, 2014
Obama Administration will work with ADAPT, By Tim Wheat, Boulder ADAPT, May 06, 2014
1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes against persons with disabilities in 2012, unchanged from 2011, By the Bureau of Justice Statistics, February 25, 2014
Obama to include disabled workers in minimum wage order, By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, February 12, 2014
Obama Administration Weighing Subminimum Wage Options, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 07, 2014
One in Four U.S. Families Struggles to Pay Medical Bills, By Caroline Chen, Bloomberg, January 27, 2014

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Plan To Restore KanCare Cuts Comes With Delay, By Andy Marso, February 08, 2017
Push to change KanCare starts; budget director plans to testify against bill, By Hunter Woodall, January 31, 2017
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Paralympics 2016: 1500m champion ran faster than Olympic gold medallist because he couldn't see rivals, By Jack De Menezes, September 15, 2016
Psychiatric care elusive for developmentally disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 31, 2016
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016, From the Whitehouse, July 25, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care, By Alejandra Cancino, June 01, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms
, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016
Problems with Medicaid eligibility system leave Kansans without care, By Andy Marso, February 01, 2015
Public Input Sought for New Voting Equipment in Shawnee County, From Andrew Howell, Shawnee County Commissioner of Elections, November 16, 2015
Proposal would create ‘receiving center’ treatment option for mental health patients, By Dave Ranney, September 17, 2015
Poll: Americans Favor Government Action On Drug Prices, From Kaiser Health News, August 20, 2015
Proposed KDADS policy changes to the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Progams could have a profound impact on your lives!, August 18, 2015
Panel finds that the Kansas mental health system is inadequate, jeopardizing patients and the public, By Dave Helling, Kansas City Star, July 29, 2015
Physical disability waiting list dwindles amid questions, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
Pushing Forward, By Guest Blogger Marca Bristo, President and CEO, Access Living, Disability Blog, July 13, 2015
People with Disabilities Priced Out of Nation's Housing Market, From the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), June 09, 2015
Pedestrian master plan: City takes first step toward selecting improvement projects, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, March 24, 2015
Primary elections Tuesday to narrow the field in three Topeka City Council races, By Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 01, 2015
Parents call for broader protection of disabled children, By Austin Fisher, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 10, 2015
Pinning down the politicians, By Jason Pederson (bio | email), ABC KATV 7, September 16, 2014
Pain Assessment Very Difficult in Deaf Patients, By Pain Medicine News, August 2014 Issue
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, From the White House, July 25, 2014
Poll: More stressful to care for spouse than mom, By the Associated Press, May 19, 2014
People Can Now Text 911 for Help in Some Areas, By Keith Wagstaff, NBC News, May 15, 2014
Police issue citations to dozens of protesters at nursing group’s Silver Spring headquarters, By Clarence Williams, Washington Post, May 05, 2014
Polls Show Rising Acceptance for Obamacare, By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, April 28, 2014
Partnership with Mayo Clinic will allow more people to get care locally, Stormont-Vail says, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 01, 2014
'Private Option' for Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Some Benefits, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, March 27, 2014
Praeger: Don't give up on Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 18, 2014
Proposal mandating insurance coverage of autism takes shape in Kansas, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 09, 2014
Preview: Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, By Jamie M. Blanchard, Team USA, March 07, 2014
Proposed Medicaid waiver changes get chilly reception at Topeka forum, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 27, 2014
Poll finds widespread Kansas support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
Presidential Panel Calls For Improved Voting Accessibility, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, January 24, 2014

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Questions on Obamacare answered as enrollment is set to begin, By Dave Helling, Kansas City Star, September 30, 2013

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Republicans Eye Medicaid Cuts to Help Finance Their New Health Plan, By Eric Pianin, February 16, 2017
Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States, By Alison Kodjak, January 22, 2017
Reversing Medicaid cut a priority going into session, By Andy Marso, December 12, 2016
Report questions health claims of Medicaid privatization in Kansas, By Tim Carpenter, November 17, 2016
Recognizing the Impact of Voters with Disabilities on National Voter Registration Day, By Phillip Pauli, September 27, 2016
Recognizing the Power of Voters with Disability: Polling, Marching, Voting, By Phillip Pauli, September 20, 2016
Rio Paralympics 2016: Get set for full throttle, metal-on-metal action as the wheelchair rugby tournament starts in Brazil, By John Robinson, September 14, 2016
At Rio Paralympics, athletes take record-breaking to new level, From the Washington Post, September 13, 2016
Rio Paralympics: The stars of 2016, By Sarah Holt, CNN, September 06, 2016
RespectAbility Unveils #PwDsVote Disability Questionnaire for Senate and Gubernatorial Candidates, By Lauren Appelbaum, August 7, 2016
Ride Topeka Metro FREE After 5 during July!, From Topeka Metro, July 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Report Release - “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for People with Disabilities”, By the National Council on Disability (NCD), January 19, 2016
Registration now open for 2016 Employment First Summit, From the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, January 14, 2016
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015
Rally urges support for home and community based services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 01, 2015
Rule Proposed On Providing Mental Health ‘Parity’ In Medicaid Program, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, April 07, 2015
Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S, By Scott Hensley, Meredith Rizzo and Alyson Hurt, National Public Radio (NPR), January 29, 2015
Report: People With Disabilities Paid A Third Less, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 06, 2015
Rising KanCare costs adding to state’s budget problems, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, November 19, 2014
Randall Ford to Pay $128,750 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
Report: Changes Fail To Curb Restraint, Seclusion, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, November 03, 2014
Ruling on in-home Medicaid services creates questions for providers, beneficiaries, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 29, 2014
Respiratory virus first reported in KC kids now suspected in 12 states, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, September 09, 2014
Robin Williams’s death shows the power of depression and the impulsiveness of suicide, By Lenny Bernstein, Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post, August 12, 2014
Report: Part D premiums stay low despite fears of rising drug prices, By Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill, July 31, 2014
Report: Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2014
Republican pushes mental health bill after Calif. mass shooting, By Elise Viebeck, The Hill, May 29, 2014
Report: Medicaid expansion would boost Kansas economy, By KHI News Service, April 22, 2014
Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 17, 2014
Riviera Consulting Company to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 15, 2014
Robert Harder, longest-serving Cabinet secretary in state history, dies at 84, By Eric Smith, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 13, 2014
Rental Assistance for Low Income Working Families Available March 31, 2014, From Topeka Housing Authority, March 28, 2014
Report Prompts Renewed Push To Limit Restraint, Seclusion, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 13, 2014
The Rise of Medical Identity Theft, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, February 07, 2014
Résumés: Opening Doors, Creating Results!, By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder, Employment Options, Inc., Disability Blog, January 24, 2014
Rainbow Mental Health Facility in KCK will become a ‘port of calm’ for people in crisis, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, January 23, 2014

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Schmidt returns to top spot on Kansas Senate health committee, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2016
Study: Many Caregivers Spend $7K Annually Out Of Pocket, By Rachel Bluth, November 14, 2016
Study Finds Transportation Lacking For Those With Special Needs, By Shaun Heasley, November 11, 2016
State seeks Kansans with physical disabilities dropped from wait list, By Andy Marso, November 11, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Study: Elderly’s Family Caregivers Need Help Too, By Rachel Bluth, September 13, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Shawnee County Election Office is looking for workers for the upcoming election, By Jared Thompson, July 25, 2016
Students audit Topeka Zoo accessibility, By Luke Ranker, July 22, 2016
Sanders, other lawmakers urge FDA approval of generic Crestor, By Ed Silverman, July 07, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
State floats possible Medicaid changes to skeptical audience, By Jonathan Shorman, May 24, 2016
Survey: Health care costs are bigger concern for Kansans, By Bryan Thompson, May 23, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Scammers offering to help with disability applications, By Andrew Johnson, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC, April 22, 2016
Seniors Ride Free During Month of May at Topeka Metro, From the Topeka Metro, April 2016
Study Finds Many Charter Schools Feeding "School-to-Prison Pipeline", By the Civil Rights Project, March 16, 2016
Section 503 and Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair, From SSA Ticket to Work, February 24, 2016
Senate health committee chairwoman ousted, By Andy Marso, February 14, 2016
7 Issues That Matter To Disabled Voters In 2016, By S. E. Smith, Bustle, February 08, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Scammers fake Social Security email, By Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, January 27, 2016
Senate Questions 'Egregious' Price Hikes For Specialty Medicines, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), December 09, 2015
Survey shown effective in helping states improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, By the University of Kansas, November 13, 2015
Smart Homes Get Smarter, By Richard Holicky, New Mobility, November 01, 2015
Seniors Who Don’t Consider Switching Drug Plans May Face Steep Price Rise, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, October 20, 2015
Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), October 19, 2015
Social Security Recipients Will Receive No Cost-of-Living Increase in 2016, By Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2015
State delays integration of Medicaid services, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2015
Stakeholder Meeting Invitation from Rehabilitation Services Director Michael Donnelly, September 14, 2015
Smart cane may help visually impaired navigate more terrain, By PBS NewsHour, August 26, 2015
State officials: Combining Medicaid waivers not about money, By Andy Marso, August 25, 2015
Social Security projected to hit insolvency by 2034, By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill, July 22,2015
Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare subsidies, By Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan, The Hill, 06/25/15
Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing law, By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters, June 25, 2015
Section 8 scammers cheat people seeking housing, By Lisa Lake, Consumer Education Specialist, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), June 05, 2015
Senate Dems fight to keep affordable housing fund alive, By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill, June 05, 2015
Survey: Most Americans with disabilities 'striving to work', By Holly Ramer (AP), Kansas City Star, June 02, 2015
Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism, By Poncie Rutsch, National Public Radio (NPR), April 15, 2015
Senate passes mental health drug compromise, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 23, 2015
Senate rejects mental health drug bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 25, 2015
St. Alexius Medical Center of Hoffman Estates To Pay $125,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 12, 2015
Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), January 22, 2015
Salvation Army to add Friday sack lunch distribution, By the Topeka Capital-Journal), January 12, 2015
Social Security disability payments will be cut by a fifth if Congress doesn’t act, By Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post, January 07, 2015
Seniors’ Wait For A Medicare Appeal Is Cut In Half, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 23, 2014
Sony to Pay $85,000 under Decree Resolving EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 23, 2014
Samsung Takes Eye-Scrolling Technology to Disabled Community, By Jonathan Cheng, Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014
Service Dogs Welcome?, By Guest Blogger Ann Chiappetta, M.S., Disability Blog, November 21, 2014
Senate inaction on disability rights dismays Harkin, By James Lynch, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, November 20, 2014
Survey: Switching Medicaid to managed care leads to difficulties obtaining medical services, From the University of Kansas, October 29, 2014
Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), October 22, 2014
State losing ground in efforts to help disabled land jobs, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 07, 2014
States’ Role in Limiting Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Meds in Nursing Homes, By Kathleen Ujvari, AARP, September 23, 2014
Senator Looks To Ease Burden For Parents In IDEA Disputes, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, September 12, 2014
S'up rethinks the spoon for shaky hands, By Darren Quick, Gizmag, September 02, 2014
Switch to KanCare complicates Medicaid fraud detection, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 29, 2014
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Pays $20,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 29, 2014
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas, Missouri hospitals billions, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, August 08, 2014
$17B deal reached on vets bill, By Martin Matishak, The Hill, July 28, 2014
Sheltered Workshop Eligibility May Soon Be Limited, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, June 26, 2014
Senate passes VA reform bill, By Burgess Everett, Politico, June 11, 2014
Senators seek bipartisan VA deal, By Burgess Everett, Politico, June 04, 2014
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman introduces proposal to overhaul VA, By Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post, June 01, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Florida's Strict IQ Rule for Death Penalty, By Emily Underwood, Science Magazine, May 27, 2014
Sylvia Mathews Burwell approved by Finance for HHS post, By Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico, May 21, 2014
Senator Looks To Strengthen Disability Services, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 19, 2014
Senate Discusses Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities, From the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), May 01, 2014
Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?, By Cheryl Corley, National Public Radio (NPR), April 23, 2014
Saylor's mother to testify before congressional committee, By Danielle E. Gaines, Frederick News-Post, April 15, 2014
Sebelius Resigns; Obama Names OMB Chief Burwell To Head HHS, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2014
Senate passes autism bill, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 02, 2014
Shawnee County, Topeka Police, Valeo join up to hire mental health professional, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 01, 2014
Shawnee County ranks low among state health ratings, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 26, 2014
Senate approves 'prompt pay' bill with Medicaid expansion kicker, By KHI News Service, March 26, 2014
Suspensions Place Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Report Finds, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 17, 2014
State officials trying to clean up waiting lists for home-based Medicaid services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Senators Take Aim At SSI Asset Limits, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 11, 2014
Senate approves bill stiffening Medicaid fraud penalties, By KHI News Service, February 19, 2014
Senate bills strike a blow against elder abuse, By Ryan McCarthy, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
States Meld Medicare and Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, February 12, 2014
States Accelerate Shift Of Nursing Home Residents Into Medicaid Managed Care, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, February 11, 2014
Statewide Independent Living Council currently seeking new board members, From the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK), January 28, 2014
State of the Union 2014: Obama embraces Obamacare, By David Nather, Politico, January 28, 2014
Southeast ADA Center Announces the Fifth Broadcast of "ADA Live!" Radio Show on Wednesday, February 5, From the Southeast ADA Center, January 24, 2014
State officials describe intended safeguards for planned KanCare expansion, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
Stenning’s goal: Close all ‘sheltered workshops’ for adults with disabilities within three years, By Lynn Arditi, Providence Journal, January 16, 2014
Social Security Announces New Compassionate Allowances Conditions, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), January 15, 2014
Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Settles EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 08, 2014
Stay Safe as Winter Blasts Much of U.S. with Snow and Cold, From the American Red Cross, January 03, 2014

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The Pain That Never Stops, By Tim Gilmer, March 01, 2017
Twenty percent Kansas nursing homes on violation ’red-flag’ list, By Tim Carpenter, March 06, 2017
Trump education nominee opposed by special ed advocates, By Greg Toppo, USA Today, January 30, 2017
Topeka Metro to host public meetings on proposed changes for the Spring/Summer service updates, From the Topeka Metro, October 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Topeka Metro Offers Free Rides on Election Day, From the Topeka Metro, October, 10, 2016
The Importance of Down Ballot Elections for Disability Rights, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 11, 2016
Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress, By Ian Ruder, October 03, 2016
Topeka Metro promotes income qualified passes, From the Topeka Metro, September 06, 2016
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home, By Jenni Bergal, August 24, 2016
Training the Red Cross for Disaster, By Paul Timmons, New Mobility Magazine, March 01, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Topeka's Marian Clinic, after 27 years, to end medical services Dec. 31, By the Topeka Capital-Journal, December 16, 2015
2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced, By the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), November 11, 2015
Topeka Metro begins Transitioning All Routes to Designated Stops, From the Topeka Metro, September 08, 2015
The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced, By Mark Boatman, New Mobility, August 21, 2015
Thousands of Kansans mistakenly told they’re off Medicaid, By Peter Hancock, Lawrence Journal-World, July 31, 2015
The Salvation Army in Topeka will receive a shipment of nearly 120 fans to help those in need, From the Topeka Salvation Army, July 31, 2015
Topeka Metro Service Updates Begin Saturday, August 1st, From the Topeka Metro, July 29, 2015
The Beauty of the Americans with Disabilities Act, By Guest Blogger Susan Henderson, Executive Director, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Disability Blog, July 10, 2015
The National Council on Disability Invites You to a KanCare Public Hearing Engaging Disability Leadership Representatives, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), June 2015
The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, June 01, 2015
Topeka nursing home to close in 60 days, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, May 18, 2015
The Fair Housing Act protects people with disabilities against discrimination, By Guest Blogger Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Disability Blog, April 24, 2015
The Lash Group Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 18, 2015
Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, February 20, 2015
Threatened with loss of federal funding, Kansas makes changes at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, February 13, 2015
10 Questions to Ask a Lawyer before Hiring One for Your Disability Case, By Guest Blogger Samuel Packard, a San Antonio Social Security Lawyer and Partner at The Packard Law FirmDisability Blog, January 21, 2015
TILRC applauds judge’s decision to strike down DOL overtime rule, By Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC), January 15, 2015
The Power of Sports, By Guest Blogger Kirk Bauer, Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA, Disability Blog, January 14, 2015
Topeka Metro to Show First New Bus at City Council Meeting, From the Topeka Metro, January 12, 2015
The Strength and Success of Native Americans with Disabilities, By Guest Blogger Therese E. Yanan, Attorney at Law, Co-Director for Program Services, Native American Disability Law Center, Disability Blog, November 26, 2014
Topeka Fire Department Announces New S.A.F.E. Program, From the Topeka Fire Department, October 30, 2014
Think Beyond the Label Online Job Fair - October 22, 2014, Noon to 3pm
Tuesday is voter registration deadline, From Topeka Capital-Journal, October 14, 2014
Turning 65? 9 Tips For Signing Up For Medicare, By Caroline Mayer, Kaiser Health News, October 07, 2014
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center hosts candidate forum, By Caroline Sweeney, Topeka Capital-Journal, August 21, 2014
The Facts about Ebola, From the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), October 03, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Commits to Effective Communication for All Individuals with Disabilities in All of Its Programs, From the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), August 29, 2014
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling, By Tim Murphy (AP Business Reporter), Kansas City Star, August 28, 2014
Topeka Metro wants public input on services, By Vanessa Martinas, Kansas First News, August 20, 2014
Topeka Metro to host public meetings in August, From the Topeka Metro, August 11, 2014
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
The high cost of untreated mental illness hurts Kansas City, By Lewis Diuguid, , Kansas City Star, April 27, 2014
TILRC celebrates spring's arrival with picnic at Gage Park, From the TILRC Recreation Committee, April 25, 2014
Two Topeka nursing homes have substantially more violations than state average, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 15, 2014
The U.S. and the CRPD: An Interview with USICD President Marca Bristo, By Pierce Nahigyan, NationofChange, March 25, 2014
There’s No Place Like Home - But How Do You Define It?, By Don Redfoot, AARP Blog, February 21, 2014
Television schedule set for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, By United States Olympic Committee, February 19, 2014
Topeka Metro to Launch New “Smart” Fareboxes, By Michelle Hodges, Topeka Metro, February 17, 2014
Topeka buses get smart fare boxes next month, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 27, 2014
The Privilege of Snow, By Guest Blogger Kara Ayers, PhD, Advocacy and Dissemination Coordinator for the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Blog, January 22, 2014

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U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017
Uncertainty looms over health care policy as lawmakers prepare for session, By Jonathan Shorman, January 05, 2017
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
U.S. Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans, From the U.S. Access Board, December 14, 2016
Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access, By Maureen Gazda , October 18, 2016
USA Dominates Women’s Triathlon At Paralympics, By Triathlete.com, September 11, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Uber: Does the Transportation Revolution Include Us?, By Josie Byzek, May 02, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, February 22, 2016
Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say, By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, September 09, 2015
U.S. Access Board Releases Next Installment of the Online Guide to the ADA and ABA Standards, From the United States Access Board, July 27, 2015
United Airlines to Pay over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), June 11, 2015
United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness, By Human Rights Watch, May 12, 2015
University of Kansas Hospital Meeting the Local Flu Surge, You Can Do Your Part, By Kansas City infoZine, January 02, 2015
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Youngstown State University to Ensure Equal Access to its Websites for Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 12, 2015
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Texas' Harmony Public Schools to Ensure Equal Access for English Language Learner Students and Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, November 26, 2014
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 12, 2014
UN: People With Disabilities Free To Make Own Decisions, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, April 23, 2013
Upper Chesapeake Health System to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 15, 2014
U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team nominated for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, By Katie Branham, U.S. Paralympics, February 05, 2014
U.S. Paralympic Snowboarding Team Nominated for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, By U.S. Paralympics, February 04, 2014
U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices, From the U.S. Department of Education, January 08, 2014

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Vision for Topeka's travel future comes together, By Lindsay Sax, August 18, 2016
Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, December 16, 2014
Volunteers offer help with Medicare enrollment, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 20, 2014
Vermont closed workshops for people with disabilities; what happened next?, By Halle Stockton, PublicSource, September 28, 2014
Vote On UN Disability Treaty Blocked, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, September 17, 2014
Virus hitting Midwest could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says, By Michael Martinez, John Newsome and Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, September 08, 2014
VA report: Months-long waits for 57,000-plus vets, By Sarah Wheaton, Politico, June 09, 2014
Veteran's father fights for more treatment, less jail for mentally ill, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, May 29, 2014
VA says more veterans may use private medical services, By Paul Richter, Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2014
Volunteers offer help preparing taxes around Topeka, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 02, 2014

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Wheelchair basketball team promotes exercise, teamwork and educating others, By Savanna Maue, February 26, 2017
What’s The Matter With KanCare? Challenges On Four Fronts, By Andy Marso, February 22, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid, By Christina A. Cassidy, December 29, 2016
Wheelchair users will have more access to Uber rides, By Jason Laughlin, September 22, 2016
Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!, By Alison Kodjak, August 15, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds, By Yuki Noguchi, July 13, 2016
WHILL It or Whon't It?, By Ian Ruder and Tim Gilmer, with Bob Vogel, New Mobility, August 01, 2015
Whooping cough continues to spread in Reno County, By Bryan Thompson, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
When Turning 65, Consumers With Marketplace Plans Need To Be Vigilant In Choosing Health Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
Ward introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 20, 2015
With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, December 19, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores East Will Pay $72,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 22, 2014
What's behind jump in rate of uninsured Kansans?, By Dan Margolies, KCUR, August 06, 2014
White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 18, 2014
Walgreens Launches Nationwide Program Offering Talking Prescription Devices for Customers with Visual Impairments, From Walgreens, June 03, 2014
Wichita VA hospital ‘placed veterans at risk,’ senators are told, By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle, June 02, 2014
Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?, From the PBS Newshour, May 21, 2014
Why I Do What I Do: Homelessness and Disability Justice, By Guest Blogger Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Content Manager and Writer for The Body Is Not an Apology, Disability Blog, May 07, 2014
Weirton Medical Center to Pay $12,500 to Settle EEOC Age and Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 06, 2014
Who Really Pays For Health Care Might Surprise You, By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2014
Waitlist problems delay services for about 400 disabled Kansans, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 21, 2014
What’s New with Disability.gov? Guides to Information Answer Frequently Asked Questions for People with Disabilities, From Disability Blog, March 31, 2014
What Happens Next On The Health Law?, By Julie Appleby, Mary Agnes Carey and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, March 31, 2014
When a Hospital Stay Is Not a Stay, By Ann Carrns, New York Times, March 18, 2014
What prevents the U.S. from signing the U.N. disabilities treaty?, By National Public Radio (NPR), March 13, 2014
White House Withdraws Plan Allowing Limits to Medicare Coverage for Some Drugs, By Robert Pear, New York Times, March 10, 2014
With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability?, By Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio (NPR), March 03, 2013
White House Urged To Fully Fund IDEA, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 18, 2014
Website with Medicaid money counter goes live, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 31, 2014
Wheelblades: Helping People In Wheelchairs Stay Active In The Snow, By CBS Minnesota, January 02, 2014
What Consumers Need To Know About The Obama Plan For Canceled Health Policies, By Jay Hancock, Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz and Anna

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Youth interns look to amp up the experience at the zoo for every guest, By Lindsay Sax, July 22, 2016
You Can Leave the Nursing Home: Home for the Holidays, By Center for Medicare Advocacy, November 21, 2013

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Zach Anner: On His OWN, By Kent Cadogan Loftsgard and Aaron Broverman, New Mobility Magazine, July 2011


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Abuse and Neglect
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016
Parents call for broader protection of disabled children, By Austin Fisher, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 10, 2015
Report: Changes Fail To Curb Restraint, Seclusion, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, November 03, 2014
Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 23, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, October 12, 2014
States’ Role in Limiting Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Meds in Nursing Homes, By Kathleen Ujvari, AARP, September 23, 2014

Benefits
Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump, By Robert Pear, November 15, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016
How the Budget Deal Blunts Medicare Cost Increases, Tweaks Social Security, By Eileen Ambrose, AARP Bulletin Today, October 28, 2015
New website looks to help Kansans sign up for ACA insurance, From WIBW TV, October 26, 2015
FAQ: Congress Passes A Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It?, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, April 15, 2015
5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2015
Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, National Public Radio (NPR), May 20, 2014

Civil Rights
High court rules public schools must do more to educate special-needs kids, By Caitlin Emma, March 22, 2017
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access, By Maureen Gazda , October 18, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
NCD Encourages People with Disabilities to Register to Vote, From the National Council on Disability, July 11, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
Study Finds Many Charter Schools Feeding "School-to-Prison Pipeline", By the Civil Rights Project, March 16, 2016
NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, From the National Association of the Deaf, January 26, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say, By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, September 09, 2015
Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, August 31, 2015
Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?, By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, August 24,2015
Deaf and those who use wheelchairs face added discrimination in rental housing market, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), June 25, 2015
Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing law, By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters, June 25, 2015
Guardianship Recommended More Frequently Than Alternatives, From TASH, June 10, 2015
The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, June 01, 2015
Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Bill, From the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, May 08, 2015
HUD reaches $100,000 agreement with City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, resolving claims of discrimination against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 06, 2015
The Fair Housing Act protects people with disabilities against discrimination, By Guest Blogger Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Disability Blog, April 24, 2015
Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 14, 2015
With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, December 19, 2014
FCC Seeks More Input On Responsibility For Closed Captioning, By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, December 16, 2015
Disability Champion Leaving Congress, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December 16, 2014
Feds: IDEA Still Applies When Students Incarcerated, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December 09, 2014
Service Dogs Welcome?, By Guest Blogger Ann Chiappetta, M.S., Disability Blog, November 21, 2014
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
Fifteen Years After Landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, Harkin Introduces Legislation to Ensure Community Living Choice for All People with Disabilities, From the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), June 24, 2014
Dole, Harkin Renew Disability Treaty Push After SCOTUS Decision, By Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, June 03, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Florida's Strict IQ Rule for Death Penalty, By Emily Underwood, Science Magazine, May 27, 2014
Senate Discusses Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities, From the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), May 01, 2014
Saylor's mother to testify before congressional committee, By Danielle E. Gaines, Frederick News-Post, April 15, 2014
The U.S. and the CRPD: An Interview with USICD President Marca Bristo, By Pierce Nahigyan, NationofChange, March 25, 2014
HUD and owner, architect and builder of Missouri condominium settle claim alleging complex design discriminated against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), March 19, 2014
What prevents the U.S. from signing the U.N. disabilities treaty?, By National Public Radio (NPR), March 13, 2014
FCC's new closed captioning rules had long journey, By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2014
Report Prompts Renewed Push To Limit Restraint, Seclusion, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 13, 2014
Presidential Panel Calls For Improved Voting Accessibility, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, January 24, 2014
New Children’s Book about Ed Roberts Tells Story of Father of Disability Rights, By the advocacy monitor, January 08, 2014

Education
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016
Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Bill, From the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, May 08, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 02, 2015
Parents call for broader protection of disabled children, By Austin Fisher, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 10, 2015
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Youngstown State University to Ensure Equal Access to its Websites for Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 12, 2015
New Jersey School District to Adopt Service Animal Policies and Pay Fine to Resolve Justice Department Investigation, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
Law School Admission Council Agrees to Systemic Reforms and $7.73 Million Payment to Settle Justice Department’s Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 20, 2014
Feds Warn Charters On Special Education, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, May 15, 2014
KABVI offers scholarships to visually impaired students enrolled in higher ed, From the Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (KABVI), March 2014

Employment
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
DCF forgoes $15M for disabled employment program, By Dave Ranney, November 04, 2015
Judge’s Ruling Awards $600,000 to Exploited Workers, By Dan Barry, New York Times, September 17, 2015
Stakeholder Meeting Invitation from Rehabilitation Services Director Michael Donnelly, September 14, 2015
Oregon's sheltered workshops for the disabled to be phased out under terms of settlement, By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian, September 08, 2015
EEOC takes aim at Target for discriminatory pre-employment tests, By Kathy Neal, EmployerLINC, August 26, 2015
United Airlines to Pay over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), June 11, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Three Public Entities to Remove Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 05, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 27, 2015
Baldwin Supply Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 06, 2015
The Lash Group Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 18, 2015
First Title & Escrow / Streamline Title & Escrow to Pay $95,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Bias Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 13, 2015
St. Alexius Medical Center of Hoffman Estates To Pay $125,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 12, 2015
Benny Boyd Car Dealership to Pay $250,000 to Former Manager in EEOC Settlement, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Oakland Children's Hospital Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Kmart Will Pay $102,048 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 27, 2015
Jury in EEOC Suit Says Old Dominion Freight Line Must Pay Former Driver $119,612 for Disability Bias, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 16, 2015
EZEFLOW USA, Inc. Will Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 09, 2015
Non-Profit Social Service Agency to Pay $309,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 31, 2014
Sony to Pay $85,000 under Decree Resolving EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 23, 2014
Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers, By Sam Hananel, Yahoo News, December 22, 2014
Justrite Manufacturing Company to Pay $418,000, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 10, 2014
Maxim Healthcare Services Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 03, 2014
Disability Network Will Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 25, 2014
Angel Medical Center to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 24, 2014
EEOC and Chicago-Area Marshmallow Maker Reach Accord in Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
Randall Ford to Pay $128,750 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
Baywood Home Care to Pay $30,000 under Decree Ending EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 30, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores East Will Pay $72,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 22, 2014
EEOC Chair Yang Calls for Renewed Effort to Hire People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 15, 2014
State losing ground in efforts to help disabled land jobs, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 07, 2014
Background Screening Company Adopts Revised Procedures in Cooperation with EEOC, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), September 30, 2014
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Pays $20,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 29, 2014
MPW Industrial Services Will Pay $37,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 07, 2014
Court Recommends Supervalu/Jewel-Osco Be Held in Contempt for Violations of EEOC Consent Decree in Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), July 16, 2014
Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Public Hearing of the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services Update, June 20th at 2pm, From Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS), June 09, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Florida State University, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 06, 2014
EEOC Seeks Public Input on Regulations Requiring Federal Agencies to Be ‘Model Employers’ of Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 15, 2014
Christian Care Center of Johnson City to Pay $90,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2014
Weirton Medical Center to Pay $12,500 to Settle EEOC Age and Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 06, 2014
Gallaudet Partners with Office of Personnel Management to Expand Career Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees, From Gallaudet University, May 01,2014
Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?, By Cheryl Corley, National Public Radio (NPR), April 23, 2013
EEOC Wins Summary Judgment in American Tool & Mold Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 21, 2014
Upper Chesapeake Health System to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 15, 2014
Riviera Consulting Company to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 15, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 08, 2014
New Guidance on FLSA’s Application to Shared Living Arrangements, By the advocacy monitor, April 02, 2014
Baptist Health South Florida to Pay $215,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), February 21, 2014
Evidence for effectiveness of disability employment plan lacking, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 27, 2014
Stenning’s goal: Close all ‘sheltered workshops’ for adults with disabilities within three years, By Lynn Arditi, Providence Journal, January 16, 2014
Founders Pavilion Will Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Genetic Information Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), January 13, 2014
Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Settles EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 08, 2014
Henderson Nursing / Rehab Center to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 08, 2014

Federal Issues
High court rules public schools must do more to educate special-needs kids, By Caitlin Emma, March 22, 2017
Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
Trump education nominee opposed by special ed advocates, By Greg Toppo, USA Today, January 30, 2017
DeVos says she will protect students with disabilities, but advocates aren’t convinced, By Emma Brown, January 26, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States, By Alison Kodjak, January 22, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid, By Christina A. Cassidy, December 29, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
Anderson Cooper’s ADA Attack on 60 Minutes, By , December 07, 2016
Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone, By Inara Verzemnieks, December 6, 2016
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election, By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, October 24, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
The Importance of Down Ballot Elections for Disability Rights, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 11, 2016
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
Act Now to Have Candidates Answer a Disability Rights Question in the Next Debate, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 05, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016, From the Whitehouse, July 25, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games, From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), May 06, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Scammers offering to help with disability applications, By Andrew Johnson, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC, April 22, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people, By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, April 12, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Section 503 and Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair, From SSA Ticket to Work, February 24, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, February 22, 2016
Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), February 25, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016
Scammers fake Social Security email, By Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, January 27, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
EEOC Launches Direct Video Access to ASL Speakers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 11, 2015
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015
Navigators help Kansans with health insurance enrollment, By Bryan Thompson, November 25, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015
GSA settles discrimination suit with blind contractors, By Carten Cordell, Federal Times, November 12, 2015
2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced, By the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), November 11, 2015
Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), October 19, 2015
Social Security Recipients Will Receive No Cost-of-Living Increase in 2016, By Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2015
Don’t Just Renew Your Medicare Plan. Shopping Around Can Save Money., By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, October 15, 2015
How to save money during Medicare open enrollment, By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch, October 13, 2015
Federal Transit Administration Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), October 05, 2015
Congress and Obama Administration Seek Ways to Limit Increase in Medicare Premiums, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 05, 2015
Judge’s Ruling Awards $600,000 to Exploited Workers, By Dan Barry, New York Times, September 17, 2015
Oregon's sheltered workshops for the disabled to be phased out under terms of settlement, By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian, September 08, 2015
Four years later, UNK, DOJ reach settlement, By Josh Moody, Kearney Hub, September 04, 2015
Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, August 31, 2015
EEOC takes aim at Target for discriminatory pre-employment tests, By Kathy Neal, EmployerLINC, August 26, 2015
Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?, By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, August 24,2015
Federal court says Kansas must pay Medicaid workers minimum wage, By Dave Ranney, August 24, 2015
The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced, By Mark Boatman, New Mobility, August 21, 2015
Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues, By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Stephanie O'Neill, Southern California Public Radio, August 18, 2015
During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), August 11, 2015
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Issue Technical Assistance for Child Welfare Systems Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 10, 2015
More debate ahead on Medicare ‘observation stays’, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 04, 2015
CDC: 53 million adults in the US live with a disability, From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), August 03, 2015
Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, August 03, 2015
5 Challenges Facing Medicaid At 50, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 27, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Carnival Corp. Over ADA Violations by Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 27, 2015
Social Security projected to hit insolvency by 2034, By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill, July 22,2015
Onward!, By Guest Blogger Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.), Disability Blog, July 13, 2015
Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015
Pushing Forward, By Guest Blogger Marca Bristo, President and CEO, Access Living, Disability Blog, July 13, 2015
New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
The Beauty of the Americans with Disabilities Act, By Guest Blogger Susan Henderson, Executive Director, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Disability Blog, July 10, 2015
KanCare not working for people with disabilities, advocates say, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 07, 2015
ADA: A People’s History, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, July 01, 2015
Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing law, By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters, June 25, 2015
Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, NPR, June 23, 2015
United Airlines to Pay over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), June 11, 2015
Accommodation Information by Limitation, By Guest Blogger Linda Carter Batiste, J.D., Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Disability Blog, June 09, 2015
Senate Dems fight to keep affordable housing fund alive, By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill, June 05, 2015
The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, June 01, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Pennington County, South Dakota, to Improve Accessibility, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 01, 2015
HUD announces agreement with Anchorage, Alaska, to lift housing restrictions for people with disabilities; From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 14, 2015
Baker Concrete to settle EEOC disability case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 14, 2015
Justice Department Secures Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Interacting with Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 12, 2015
Despite Laws, Mental Health Coverage Often Falls Short, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, May 07, 2015
HUD reaches $100,000 agreement with City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, resolving claims of discrimination against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 06, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Three Public Entities to Remove Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, May 05, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 27, 2015
The Fair Housing Act protects people with disabilities against discrimination, By Guest Blogger Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Disability Blog, April 24, 2015
Disability Protesters Arrested at White House to Mark 25 Years of the ADA, By Rick Cohen, NonProfit Quarterly, April 22, 2015
Feds warn Kansas: Expand Medicaid or risk losing hospital funds, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2015
New cards for Medicare recipients will omit Social Security numbers, By Robert Pear, New York Times, April 20, 2015
HUD, Missouri Housing Authority agreements increase access to housing for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 14, 2015
Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 14, 2015
Baldwin Supply Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 06, 2015
Rule Proposed On Providing Mental Health ‘Parity’ In Medicaid Program, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, April 07, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 02, 2015
HUD kicks off Fair Housing Month 2015 with launch of new national media campaign, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 01, 2015
U.S. Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks, By David Lawder, Reuters, March 27, 2015
FAQ: What’s In The House’s Proposal To Fix Medicare’s Payments To Doctors, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, March 23, 2015
The Lash Group Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 18, 2015
First Title & Escrow / Streamline Title & Escrow to Pay $95,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Bias Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 13, 2015
Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi, Extend Agreement to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit with the City's Public Transportation System, From the U.S. Department of Justice, March 10, 2015
Board Proposes Updated ICT Accessibility Requirements, From the U.S. Access Board, February 18, 2015
St. Alexius Medical Center of Hoffman Estates To Pay $125,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 12, 2015
Government To Grade Nursing Homes On Tougher Scale, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, Febuary 12, 2015
Benny Boyd Car Dealership to Pay $250,000 to Former Manager in EEOC Settlement, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Oakland Children's Hospital Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, February 10, 2015
Lawsuit alleging discrimination by Tulsa hotel against Air Force veteran with service dog is settled, By Dan Goforth, Tulsa World, February 10, 2015
A Q&A On Achieving Mental Health Parity In Medicaid Managed Care, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, February 06, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Nueces County, Texas, to Improve Accessibility of Services and Programs, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 30, 2015
Kmart Will Pay $102,048 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 27, 2015
Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), January 22, 2015
10 Questions to Ask a Lawyer before Hiring One for Your Disability Case, By Guest Blogger Samuel Packard, a San Antonio Social Security Lawyer and Partner at The Packard Law FirmDisability Blog, January 21, 2015
Jury in EEOC Suit Says Old Dominion Freight Line Must Pay Former Driver $119,612 for Disability Bias, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 16, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Ohio Healthcare System Over HIV Discrimination, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 15, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with National Museum of Crime and Punishment to Improve Access for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 13, 2015
Congress Seeks To Limit Transfers Between Social Security And Disability Funds, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 12, 2015
EZEFLOW USA, Inc. Will Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 09, 2015
Social Security disability payments will be cut by a fifth if Congress doesn’t act, By Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post, January 07, 2015
Non-Profit Social Service Agency to Pay $309,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 31, 2014
Seniors’ Wait For A Medicare Appeal Is Cut In Half, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 23, 2014
Sony to Pay $85,000 under Decree Resolving EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 23, 2014
FCC Accepting Nominations for Chairman’s Advancement in Accessibility Awards Beginning January 5, 2015; From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), December 22, 2014
Medicare To Offer Help To Some Seniors When Advantage Plans Drop Doctors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2014
FCC Seeks More Input On Responsibility For Closed Captioning, By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, December 16, 2015
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Youngstown State University to Ensure Equal Access to its Websites for Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 12, 2015
Justrite Manufacturing Company to Pay $418,000, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 10, 2014
Feds: IDEA Still Applies When Students Incarcerated, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December 09, 2014
National Disability Leaders Outraged Over Senate Inaction on Disability Treaty, From the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), December 03.2014
Maxim Healthcare Services Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 03, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Franciscan St. James Health to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Hearing Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 03, 2014
New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Abuse, By Jane Adamy, Wall Street Journal, December 03, 2014
U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Texas' Harmony Public Schools to Ensure Equal Access for English Language Learner Students and Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, November 26, 2014
Disability Network Will Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 25, 2014
City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Agrees to Reforms and $437,500 Payment to Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 25, 2014
Angel Medical Center to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 24, 2014
Senate inaction on disability rights dismays Harkin, By James Lynch, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, November 20, 2014
New Medicaid Rule Could Challenge State Shift Away From Nursing Homes, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, November 19, 2014
Justice Department Enters into a Settlement Agreement with Peapod to Ensure that Peapod Grocery Delivery Website is Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 17, 2014
How The Health Law Is Using Medicare To Improve Hospital Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey and Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2014
Longview, Washington, Landlords Agree to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 04, 2014
EEOC and Chicago-Area Marshmallow Maker Reach Accord in Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
Randall Ford to Pay $128,750 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), November 04, 2014
Report: Changes Fail To Curb Restraint, Seclusion, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, November 03, 2014
Baywood Home Care to Pay $30,000 under Decree Ending EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 30, 2014
Disabled Vt. Senior Wins Medicare Coverage After 2nd Lawsuit, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores East Will Pay $72,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), October 22, 2014
Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), October 22, 2014
Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools, From the U.S. Department of Education, October 21, 2014
Medicare open enrollment begins Wednesday, Special to The Hays Daily News, October 14, 2014
Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, October 13, 2014
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 12, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, Ovctober 12, 2014
C-J voters guide released online, includes candidate videos,By Adam Vlach, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 12, 2014
Turning 65? 9 Tips For Signing Up For Medicare, By Caroline Mayer, Kaiser Health News, October 07, 2014
Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, October 07, 2014
More Kansas City area companies, programs try to match people with disabilities with the right jobs, By Susan Fotovich McCabe, Kansas City Star, October 07, 2014
Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Builder and Engineer, From the U.S. Department of Justice, October 06, 2014
Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right, By Elizabeth O'Brien, MarketWatch, October 02, 2014
Background Screening Company Adopts Revised Procedures in Cooperation with EEOC, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), September 30, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment Is Fast Approaching - Here's What We Know So Far, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, September 30, 2014
$14.8M in grants announced by US Labor Department to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, From the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), September 25, 2014
Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says, By Jenney Gold, Kaiser Health News, September 17, 2014
Senator Looks To Ease Burden For Parents In IDEA Disputes, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, September 12, 2014
Justice Officials Meet with Key Stakeholders on Launch of Elder Justice Website, From the U.S. Department of Justice, September 08, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Commits to Effective Communication for All Individuals with Disabilities in All of Its Programs, From the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), August 29, 2014
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Pays $20,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 29, 2014
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling, By Tim Murphy (AP Business Reporter), Kansas City Star, August 28, 2014
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, August 26, 2014
BVA Members Receive Currency Readers from BEP at Convention, From the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), August 18, 2014
Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients, By Robert Pear, New York Times, August 16, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court to Protect Bar Candidates with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 15, 2014
Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, August 15, 2014
New federal rules will disrupt care for disabled Kansans, state officials say, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 12, 2014
Guide on Access to Outdoor Sites Available from the Board, From the U.S. Access Board, August 11, 2014
FCC Adopts Text-to-911 Rules, By Anne L. Kim, The Roll Call Technocrat Blog, August 08, 2014
MPW Industrial Services Will Pay $37,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), August 07, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination Against Recipients of Disability Income, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 07, 2014
Report: Part D premiums stay low despite fears of rising drug prices, By Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill, July 31, 2014
HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 29, 2014
Justice Department Announces $1.5 Million Paid to Victims of Discrimination by Quiktrip Corporation, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 31, 2014
Justice Department Announces Proposed Amendment to Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations to Expand Access to Movie Theaters for Individuals with Hearing and Vision Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 25, 2014
Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2014
Bob Dole, Veterans Groups Push Disabilities Treaty, By Humberto Sanchez, Roll Call, July 23, 2014
Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty, By Maggie Severns, Politico, July 22, 2014
Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, July 22, 2014
Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, July 21, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Orange County Clerk of Courts in Florida to Ensure Equal Access to Court Records for Blind Individuals, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 17, 2014
Court Recommends Supervalu/Jewel-Osco Be Held in Contempt for Violations of EEOC Consent Decree in Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), July 16, 2014
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty, Posted by Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE - the U. S. Department of State Official Blog, July 02, 2014
Sheltered Workshop Eligibility May Soon Be Limited, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, June 26, 2014
Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School Kids, By Heather Vogell, ProPublica, June 25 2014
A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education, By Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio (NPR), June 24, 2014
New Jersey School District to Adopt Service Animal Policies and Pay Fine to Resolve Justice Department Investigation, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
Fifteen Years After Landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, Harkin Introduces Legislation to Ensure Community Living Choice for All People with Disabilities, From the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), June 24, 2014
City of San Jacinto, California, Agrees to End Discriminatory Housing Practices, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Florida State University, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 06, 2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend, By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, June 04, 2014
FAQ: VA And Military Care Are Different, But Often Confused, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, May 29, 2014
HUD announces alternative accessibility standard for federally funded construction projects, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 27, 2014
Effective Communication for People with Disabilities Before, During, and After Emergencies Evaluated, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), May 27, 2014
Deal In Congress Would Discourage Sheltered Workshops, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 23, 2014
Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?, From the PBS Newshour, May 21, 2014
Senator Looks To Strengthen Disability Services, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 19, 2014
People Can Now Text 911 for Help in Some Areas, By Keith Wagstaff, NBC News, May 15, 2014
Feds Warn Charters On Special Education, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, May 15, 2014
New hospice model allows curative therapy to continue, By Randi Belisomo, Reuters, May 14, 2014
Do Seniors Have Too Many Medicare Plans To Choose From?, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, May 14, 2014
Medicaid rolls grow in states resisting health law, By Associated Press, May 13, 2014
Christian Care Center of Johnson City to Pay $90,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2014
Congressmen introduce competing mental health bills, By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, May 08, 2014
CDC: 1 In 2 With Disabilities Physically Inactive, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 07, 2014
Gallaudet Partners with Office of Personnel Management to Expand Career Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees, From Gallaudet University, May 01,2014
Graduation Rates Fall Short For Students With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, April 29, 2014
City of New Orleans Agrees to Settlement to Resolve Housing Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 22, 2014
Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?, By Cheryl Corley, National Public Radio (NPR), April 23, 2013
City of New Orleans Agrees to Settlement to Resolve Housing Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 22, 2014
EEOC Wins Summary Judgment in American Tool & Mold Disability Case, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 21, 2014
Upper Chesapeake Health System to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 15, 2014
Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings on Albuquerque Police Department, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 10, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 08, 2014
New Guidance on FLSA’s Application to Shared Living Arrangements, By the advocacy monitor, April 02, 2014
Iraq and Afghanistan: The physical and mental toll, by the numbers, By Scott Clement, Washington Post, March 31, 2014
The U.S. and the CRPD: An Interview with USICD President Marca Bristo, By Pierce Nahigyan, NationofChange, March 25, 2014
New rules on hiring disabled workers, vets go into effect for federal contractors, By Susan Weich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 24, 2014
Harsh Discipline More Common For Students With Disabilities, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, March 21, 2014
HUD and owner, architect and builder of Missouri condominium settle claim alleging complex design discriminated against persons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), March 19, 2014
CVS to Provide Talking Prescription Drug Labels, From the U.S. Access Board, March 18, 2014
What prevents the U.S. from signing the U.N. disabilities treaty?, By National Public Radio (NPR), March 13, 2014
Lawmakers Weigh Changes To Medicare, By Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2014
Senators Take Aim At SSI Asset Limits, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 11, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Blair County, Pa., Over Polling Place Access for Voters with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, March 11, 2014
Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, March 07, 2014
HUD announces funding to provide permanent housing and services to low-income people with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), March 04, 2014
Embracing Energy Efficiency…and Your Utility Bill, By Guest Blogger Alexis Powers, Digital Communications Specialist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Disability Blog, March 03, 2014
With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability?, By Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio (NPR), March 03, 2013
Access Board Sponsored Study Completed on Natural Trail Surface Materials, From the U.S. Access Board, February 27, 2014
Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination at Nine Multifamily Housing Complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 24, 2014
There’s No Place Like Home - But How Do You Define It?, By Don Redfoot, AARP Blog, February 21, 2014
Baptist Health South Florida to Pay $215,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), February 21, 2014
White House Urged To Fully Fund IDEA, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 18, 2014
Lawmaker: Stop putting kids in 'scream rooms', By Kristina Wong, The Hill, February 17, 2014
Report Prompts Renewed Push To Limit Restraint, Seclusion, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 13, 2014
FCC seeking nominations for the third annual Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility, From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), February 12, 2013
Obama to include disabled workers in minimum wage order, By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, February 12, 2014
States Meld Medicare and Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, February 12, 2014
Obama Administration Weighing Subminimum Wage Options, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, February 07, 2014
Justice Department Settles with Rite Aid of Michigan Over Alleged HIV Discrimination, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 04, 2014
Volunteers offer help preparing taxes around Topeka, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 02, 2014
Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 31, 2014
DOJ to expand federal definition of disabled, By Ben Goad, , The Hill, January 30, 2014
Southeast ADA Center Announces the Fifth Broadcast of "ADA Live!" Radio Show on Wednesday, February 5, From the Southeast ADA Center, January 24, 2014
Social Security Announces New Compassionate Allowances Conditions, From the Social Security Administration (SSA), January 15, 2014
HHS Extends Coverage For Patients In Federal High-Risk Pools, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2014
Founders Pavilion Will Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Genetic Information Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), January 13, 2014
HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), January 10, 2014
Justice Department Announces Fair HouU.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices, From the U.S. Department of Education, January 08, 2014

Health/Long-term Services
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Kansas Medicaid backlog concerns persist during open enrollment, By Andy Marso, November 14, 2016
State seeks Kansans with physical disabilities dropped from wait list, By Andy Marso, November 11, 2016
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
State floats possible Medicaid changes to skeptical audience, By Jonathan Shorman, May 24, 2016
Survey: Health care costs are bigger concern for Kansans, By Bryan Thompson, May 23, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
Big Financial Costs Are Part Of Alzheimer’s Toll On Families, By Jon Hamilton, NPR News, March 31, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Minimum wage ruling prompts KDADS request for additional funding, By Dave Ranney, October 15, 2015
Area Agencies on Aging say KDADS policy change will reduce services for seniors, By Dave Ranney, October 09, 2015
State delays integration of Medicaid services, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2015
Disability community abuzz about waiver integration, By Andy Marso, September 30, 2015
Disability rights group stages protest outside governor's office, By Ben Lockhart, Deseret News, September 29, 2015
KDADS investigates waiting list discrepancy, By Andy Marso, September 04, 2015
Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled, By Chris Serres, Star Tribune, August 29, 2015
State officials: Combining Medicaid waivers not about money, By Andy Marso, August 25, 2015
Advocacy group to share concerns about KanCare grievance process, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 20, 2015
Proposed KDADS policy changes to the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Progams could have a profound impact on your lives!, August 18, 2015
KDHE, KDADS schedule public forums on HCBS Waiver Integration Project, From KDADS and KDHE, August 04, 2015
Feds Call for More Scrutiny of Nursing Home Errors Involving Blood Thinner, By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, August 03, 2015
Whooping cough continues to spread in Reno County, By Bryan Thompson, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
Physical disability waiting list dwindles amid questions, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015
KanCare not working for people with disabilities, advocates say, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 07, 2015
The National Council on Disability Invites You to a KanCare Public Hearing Engaging Disability Leadership Representatives, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), June 2015
Rally urges support for home and community based services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 01, 2015
KanCare companies lose $170 million in program’s first 2 years, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 29, 2015
Disability Protesters Arrested at White House to Mark 25 Years of the ADA, By Rick Cohen, NonProfit Quarterly, April 22, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
U.S. Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks, By David Lawder, Reuters, March 27, 2015
FAQ: What’s In The House’s Proposal To Fix Medicare’s Payments To Doctors, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, March 23, 2015
Bill to increase nursing home staffing requirements resurfaces, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, February 17, 2015
Kansas Mission of Mercy reveals ongoing need for dental care, By Bryan Thompson, Heartland Health Monitor, February 17, 2015
Ward introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 20, 2015
TILRC applauds judge’s decision to strike down DOL overtime rule, By Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC), January 15, 2015
KDADS files Medicaid waiver proposal, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 13, 2015
KanCare company fires back at ex-employee’s lawsuit over its business practices, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, December 30, 2014
Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers, By Sam Hananel, Yahoo News, December 22, 2014
Contacting Kansans waiting for disability services remains a challenge, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 22, 2014
With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, December 19, 2014
Kansas gets low grade for disease preparedness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 18, 2014
Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, December 16, 2014
Disability Champion Leaving Congress, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, December16, 2014
Kansans with disabilities concerned about proposed KanCare changes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 15, 2014
Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside, By Frank Browning, Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2014
Kansas continues to struggle in health rankings, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, December 10, 2014
KDADS clarifies public comment deadline on waivers for Medicaid-funded services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 04, 2014
AARP Kansas to urge passage of caregiver legislation, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 01, 2014
Meetings on support programs for Kansans with disabilities set for next week, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, November 07, 2014
Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 23, 2014
Legislator seeking to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
Governor Sam Brownback and state agencies take steps to protect Kansans from possibility of Ebola, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), October 20, 2014
KanCare initiative concerns parents of developmentally disabled adults, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 20, 2014
Measles, pertussis vex Kansas health workers as Ebola steals headlines, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
Davis vows to reverse controversial KanCare decision if elected, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 08, 2014
Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, October 07, 2014
Medicare Revises Nursing Home Rating System, By Katie Thomas, New York Times, October 06, 2014
Ruling on in-home Medicaid services creates questions for providers, beneficiaries, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 29, 2014
Pinning down the politicians, By Jason Pederson (bio | email), ABC KATV 7, September 16, 2014
Dozens of Disabled Demonstrators Arrested in Little Rock, By Drew Petrimoulx, Arkansas Matters Daily, September 15, 2014
ADAPT Thanks Governor Bebee for meeting and supporting CFCO, From ADAPT, September 15, 2014
ADAPT, a national grassroot advocacy group of activists with disabilities, is going to Arkansas to urge the state to end its institutional bias and increase options for home and community-based services for people with disabilities, From ADAPT, September 11, 2014
Respiratory virus first reported in KC kids now suspected in 12 states, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, September 09, 2014
New federal rules will disrupt care for disabled Kansans, state officials say, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 12, 2014
HCBS? This Matters to You!, August 2014
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, From the White House, July 25, 2014
Kansas prepares for new federal HCBS rules, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, June 10, 2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend, By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, June 04, 2014
Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability, From PRWeb, May 28, 2014
Senator Looks To Strengthen Disability Services, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 19, 2014
Another Breezy Hearing for Obama Health Pick, By Robert Pear, New York Times, May 14, 2014
Obama Administration will work with ADAPT, By Tim Wheat, Boulder ADAPT, May 06, 2014
Kansas officials say Medicaid enrollment growth expected to continue, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
Kansas official touts Medicaid reform under KanCare, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 29, 2014
KanCare companies lost money in first year, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
HCBS Program Lunch and Learn Bi-Weekly Calls for Consumers, By Kerrie Bacon, KanCare Ombudsman, April 25, 2014
Brownback proposes more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback to propose more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Waitlist problems delay services for about 400 disabled Kansans, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 21, 2014
NIH Seeking Public Comment On DSM Autism Update, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, April 21, 2014
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 14, 2014
Partnership with Mayo Clinic will allow more people to get care locally, Stormont-Vail says, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 01, 2014
What’s New with Disability.gov? Guides to Information Answer Frequently Asked Questions for People with Disabilities, From Disability Blog, March 31, 2014
KABC releases assisted living facility rankings, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, March 27, 2014
State officials trying to clean up waiting lists for home-based Medicaid services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Auditors suggest possible consolidation of Community Developmental Disability Organizations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, March 12, 2014
KDADS to host Listening Sessions on waiver renewal for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) HCBS Program, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), March 05, 2014
Proposed Medicaid waiver changes get chilly reception at Topeka forum, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 27, 2014
KDADS seeks public input on Medicaid HCBS waiver renewal, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 25, 2014
Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, February 01, 2014
Medicaid deal applies target to Kansas waiting lists, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 31, 2014
Feds approve KanCare DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 30, 2014
State officials describe intended safeguards for planned KanCare expansion, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
KanCare Primed for Feb. 1 Implementation of I/DD Services, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), January 17, 2014
National Disability Council again urges CMS to hold off on Kansas DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 14, 2014
KanCare oversight committee develops recommendations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014

Health Insurance/Healthcare Reform
Cost Of KanCare Expansion Debated Ahead Of Key Vote, By Jim McLean, March 22, 2017
GOP Health Plan Aims To Curb Medicaid, Expand State Options, By Phil Galewitz, March 22, 2017
ACA repeal bill would cap Medicaid payments below actual costs, By Harris Meyer, March 08, 2017
Kansas Congressman Questions Need To Care For Poor, Touts High-Risk Pools, By Jim McLean, March 08, 2017
G.O.P. Repeal Bill Would Cut Funding for Poor and Taxes on Rich, By Margot Sanger-Katz, March 07, 2017
Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
5 takeaways from the leaked Republican bill to repeal Obamacare, By Dylan Scott, February 24, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Republicans Eye Medicaid Cuts to Help Finance Their New Health Plan, By Eric Pianin, February 16, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
A Guide To Budget Reconciliation: The Byzantine Rules For Disassembling The Health Law, By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying, February, 06, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
Adding Up the Clinton and Trump Health-Reform Proposals, By Zachary Tracer and Sahil Kapur, September 22, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Doctor's Offices Should Get More Accessible Under New Rules, By Rachel Patterson, September 14, 2016
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 05, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2015
Report Release - “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for People with Disabilities”, By the National Council on Disability (NCD), January 19, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy., By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio, January 04, 2016
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015
Navigators help Kansans with health insurance enrollment, By Bryan Thompson, November 25, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015
New website looks to help Kansans sign up for ACA insurance, From WIBW TV, October 26, 2015
How to save money during Medicare open enrollment, By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch, October 13, 2015
During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), August 11, 2015
Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, August 03, 2015
Kobach urges Congress to ratify controversial health compact, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, July 13, 2015
When Turning 65, Consumers With Marketplace Plans Need To Be Vigilant In Choosing Health Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare subsidies, By Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan, The Hill, 06/25/15
5 Ways Obamacare Could Change When the Supreme Court Rules, By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, June 22, 2015
Medicaid expansion said to be off the table in tax and budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 09, 2015
Lawmaker pushing to include Medicaid expansion in budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 02, 2015
Medicaid expansion discussion in Kansas has a new twist, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 19, 2015
Former Brownback cabinet secretary testifies for Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 18, 2015
5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2015
More than 2 million in Kansas, Missouri affected by Anthem cyberattack, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, February 23, 2015
Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, February 20, 2015
Hopes dimming for Medicaid expansion in Kansas, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 20, 2015
A Q&A On Achieving Mental Health Parity In Medicaid Managed Care, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, February 06, 2015
Legislative committee begins Medicaid expansion hearings, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 14, 2015
Medicare To Offer Help To Some Seniors When Advantage Plans Drop Doctors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2014
How The Health Law Is Using Medicare To Improve Hospital Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey and Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2014
Legislator seeking to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 21, 2014
Insurance commissioner candidates split on health compact, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 19, 2014
Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, October 13, 2014
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans, By Robert Pear, New York Times, Ocyober 12, 2014
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2014
Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says, By Jenney Gold, Kaiser Health News, September 17, 2014
3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling, By Tim Murphy (AP Business Reporter), Kansas City Star, August 28, 2014
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas, Missouri hospitals billions, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, August 08, 2014
What's behind jump in rate of uninsured Kansans?, By Dan Margolies, KCUR, August 06, 2014
White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 18, 2014
Brownback discusses opposition to Medicaid expansion in Heritage Foundation interview, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 04, 2014
Who Really Pays For Health Care Might Surprise You, By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2014
Polls Show Rising Acceptance for Obamacare, By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, April 28, 2014
Brownback signs health care compact bill, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 2014
Report: Medicaid expansion would boost Kansas economy, By KHI News Service, April 22, 2014
Brownback signs bill saying Medicaid expansion decision rests with Legislature, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 18, 2014
Brownback signs law expanding autism coverage,By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, and Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, April 17, 2014
Sebelius Resigns; Obama Names OMB Chief Burwell To Head HHS, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2014
Senate passes autism bill, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 02, 2014
What Happens Next On The Health Law?, By Julie Appleby, Mary Agnes Carey and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, March 31, 2014
'Private Option' for Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Some Benefits, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, March 27, 2014
Analysts say 6 million health care enrollees in sight, By Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY, March 26, 2014
Extra time granted for some on Obamacare, By Joanne Kenen, Politico, March 25, 2014
Health law enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go, By Kyle Cheney, Politico, March 17, 2014
Advocates unhappy with autism bill rewrite, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 10, 2014
Legislature still wrestling with bills dealing with health insurance and autism, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 03, 2014
Insurance commissioner weighs in on health care compact bill, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
Leavitt report: Kansas lawmakers remain cool to Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 17, 2014
Website with Medicaid money counter goes live, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
Disagreements over autism bill remain unresolved, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
Commissioner questioned about ACA’s impact on insurance companies, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
Autism coverage bill introduced by JOCO lawmaker, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 06, 2014
Medicaid expansion options detailed in Leavitt report, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 03, 2014
State of the Union 2014: Obama embraces Obamacare, By David Nather, Politico, January 28, 2014
Harvard researcher will share findings on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 24, 2014
Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, January 20, 2014
For the Mentally Ill, Finding Treatment Grows Harder, By Gary Fields and Jennifer Corbet Dooren, Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014
HHS Extends Coverage For Patients In Federal High-Risk Pools, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2014
Health Law Adds Coverage For Services Needed By People With Developmental Disabilities, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2014
KS Senate president says Medicaid expansion unlikely to gain approval this session, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 08, 2014

Housing
Local nonprofit organizations partner to serve people with disabilities, By Angela Deines, August 22, 2016
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016
Four years later, UNK, DOJ reach settlement, By Josh Moody, Kearney Hub, September 04, 2015
Senate Dems fight to keep affordable housing fund alive, By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill, June 05, 2015
HUD, Missouri Housing Authority agreements increase access to housing for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 14, 2015
Longview, Washington, Landlords Agree to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 04, 2014
Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Builder and Engineer, From the U.S. Department of Justice, October 06, 2014
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination Against Recipients of Disability Income, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 07, 2014
City of San Jacinto, California, Agrees to End Discriminatory Housing Practices, From the U.S. Department of Justice, June 10, 2014
Why I Do What I Do: Homelessness and Disability Justice, By Guest Blogger Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, Content Manager and Writer for The Body Is Not an Apology, Disability Blog, May 07, 2014
Board Issues Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing, From the U.S. Access Board, May 07, 2014
Aurora, Illinois Housing Authority agrees to develop 100 units for displaced African Americans, families and presons with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 24, 2014
City of New Orleans Agrees to Settlement to Resolve Housing Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 22, 2014
Rental Assistance for Low Income Working Families Available March 31, 2014, From Topeka Housing Authority, March 28, 2014
Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination at Nine Multifamily Housing Complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 24, 2014
Missouri apartment owner ordered to pay $20,000 to resolve discrimination charge, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), January 08, 2014

Institutions
Twenty percent Kansas nursing homes on violation ’red-flag’ list, By Tim Carpenter, March 06, 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 9, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients, By Matt Sedensky, May 08, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), February 25, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2015
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), October 19, 2015
Nursing Homes’ Residents Face Health Risks From Antibiotics’ Misuse, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2015
Feds Call for More Scrutiny of Nursing Home Errors Involving Blood Thinner, By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, August 03, 2015
New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
Is Kansas Mental Health System Near Breaking Point?, By Dave Ranney, Heartland Health Monitor, June 29, 2015
Topeka nursing home to close in 60 days, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, May 18, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital will lose 60 beds during construction work, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, April 07, 2015
Bill to increase nursing home staffing requirements resurfaces, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, February 17, 2015
Threatened with loss of federal funding, Kansas makes changes at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, February 13, 2015
Government To Grade Nursing Homes On Tougher Scale, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, Febuary 12, 2015
Kansas Advocates for Better Care releases nursing home ranking, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 20, 2015
Nursing Home Care Levels May Be Much Lower Than Families Think, By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, NBC News, November 12, 2014
Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 23, 2014
Nursing home infection rates on the rise, study finds, From the Columbia University School of Nursing, October 08, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, Ovctober 12, 2014
Medicare Revises Nursing Home Rating System, By Katie Thomas, New York Times, October 06, 2014
Colyer urges public to report adult abuse, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 25, 2014
Fallout continues from incident at Andover care facility, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 23, 2014
CMS fines Andover nursing home after allegations of resident abuse, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 14, 2014
Two Topeka nursing homes have substantially more violations than state average, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 15, 2014
A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), March 05, 2013
KDADS developing online 'report card' for measuring nursing home quality, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 13, 2014
States Accelerate Shift Of Nursing Home Residents Into Medicaid Managed Care, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, February 11, 2014

Internet
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities, By Jessica Guynn, USA Today, March 26, 2016
Samsung Takes Eye-Scrolling Technology to Disabled Community, By Jonathan Cheng, Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014
FCC Votes to Require Closed Captioning for Web Clips, By Stephanie Mlot, PC Magazine, July 11, 2014

Kansas/Topeka Government
Cost Of KanCare Expansion Debated Ahead Of Key Vote, By Jim McLean, March 22, 2017
KDHE Seeks Comments on KanCare Extension, From KDHE, March 2017
Midsession Checkup: Which Health Bills Have A Shot In Kansas?, By Meg Wingerter, March 06, 2017
Twenty percent Kansas nursing homes on violation ’red-flag’ list, By Tim Carpenter, March 06, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
What’s The Matter With KanCare? Challenges On Four Fronts, By Andy Marso, February 22, 2017
House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
More Funding For Mental Health, Disability, Senior Services In Kansas: None Of The Above?, By Meg Wingerter, February 10, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Stage Statehouse Rally And Pack Hearing, By Jim McLean, February 09, 2017
Plan To Restore KanCare Cuts Comes With Delay, By Andy Marso, February 08, 2017
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
KanCare reform measures grab attention of House, Senate committees, By Jonathan Shorman, January 31, 2017
Push to change KanCare starts; budget director plans to testify against bill, By Hunter Woodall, January 31, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Dental Care Provider Halts Services At Kansas Nursing Homes Amid Medicaid Backlog, By Andy Marso, January 24, 2017
Advocates, recipients react to Kansas officials’ pushback against federal KanCare report, By McKenna Harford, Special to The Capital-Journal, January 23, 2017
Facing skeptical lawmakers, state officials strike at critical KanCare report, By Jonathan Shorman, January 23, 2017
Lawmakers Seek Answers After KanCare Extension Denial, By Andy Marso, January 19, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Brownback Budget Sets Up Fight With Legislature, By Andy Marso, January 11, 2017
Uncertainty looms over health care policy as lawmakers prepare for session, By Jonathan Shorman, January 05, 2017
Kansas Medicaid application backlog climbs again, By Andy Marso, December 19, 2016
Schmidt returns to top spot on Kansas Senate health committee, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2016
Reversing Medicaid cut a priority going into session, By Andy Marso, December 12, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
Report questions health claims of Medicaid privatization in Kansas, By Tim Carpenter, November 17, 2016
Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions, By Jim McLean, November 16, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog concerns persist during open enrollment, By Andy Marso, November 14, 2016
State seeks Kansans with physical disabilities dropped from wait list, By Andy Marso, November 11, 2016
Topeka Metro to host public meetings on proposed changes for the Spring/Summer service updates, From the Topeka Metro, October 2016
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
Kansas’ treatment of those with mental illness was a ‘study in neglect’ decades ago, By Jim McLean, October 23, 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
Candidates say Legislature could revisit KanCare carve-out, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2016
Legislative candidates urge reform of state's Medicaid income limits, By Tim Carpenter, October 05, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
After Medicaid cuts, top Kansas dentist drops two KanCare insurers, By Andy Marso, September 26, 2016
Legislative auditors can’t confirm Medicaid backlog numbers, By Andy Marso, September 21, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Kansas mental health centers face new budget realities, By Megan Hart, September 15, 2016
Topeka Metro promotes income qualified passes, From the Topeka Metro, September 06, 2016
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
Psychiatric care elusive for developmentally disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 31, 2016
KNI dental clinic continues non-resident services despite budget cuts, By Andy Marso, August 29, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
Vision for Topeka's travel future comes together, By Lindsay Sax, August 18, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Shawnee County Election Office is looking for workers for the upcoming election, By Jared Thompson, July 25, 2016
Youth interns look to amp up the experience at the zoo for every guest, By Lindsay Sax, July 22, 2016
Students audit Topeka Zoo accessibility, By Luke Ranker, July 22, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Ride Topeka Metro FREE After 5 during July!, From Topeka Metro, July 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
State floats possible Medicaid changes to skeptical audience, By Jonathan Shorman, May 24, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Kansas lawmakers narrowly pass budget fix, adjourn, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, May 01, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016
Senate health committee chairwoman ousted, By Andy Marso, February 14, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Problems with Medicaid eligibility system leave Kansans without care, By Andy Marso, February 01, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
LIEAP Application Period Opens Tuesday 1/15/2016, From the Kansas Department for Childern and Families (DCF), January 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2015
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2015
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches, By Andy Marso, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015
Brownback names interim KDADS secretary, By KHI News Service, December 10, 2015
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015
KDADS secretary to step down, By Kansas Health Institute, November 23, 2015
Public Input Sought for New Voting Equipment in Shawnee County, From Andrew Howell, Shawnee County Commissioner of Elections, November 16, 2015
Medicaid expansion supporters booted from health committee, By Jim McLean and Andy Marso, November 11, 2015
Federal budget deal yields Medicaid savings, By Andy Marso, November 09, 2015
DCF forgoes $15M for disabled employment program, By Dave Ranney, November 04, 2015
Minimum wage ruling prompts KDADS request for additional funding, By Dave Ranney, October 15, 2015
Area Agencies on Aging say KDADS policy change will reduce services for seniors, By Dave Ranney, October 09, 2015
State delays integration of Medicaid services, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2015
Kansas hospital closure sparks war of words on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, October 06, 2015
Disability community abuzz about waiver integration, By Andy Marso, September 30, 2015
Proposal would create ‘receiving center’ treatment option for mental health patients, By Dave Ranney, September 17, 2015
Stakeholder Meeting Invitation from Rehabilitation Services Director Michael Donnelly, September 14, 2015
Topeka Metro begins Transitioning All Routes to Designated Stops, From the Topeka Metro, September 08, 2015
KDADS investigates waiting list discrepancy, By Andy Marso, September 04, 2015
Advisory committee begins review of Medicaid mental health drugs, By Dave Ranney, September 01, 2015
State officials: Combining Medicaid waivers not about money, By Andy Marso, August 25, 2015
Federal court says Kansas must pay Medicaid workers minimum wage, By Dave Ranney, August 24, 2015
Advocacy group to share concerns about KanCare grievance process, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 20, 2015
Proposed KDADS policy changes to the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Progams could have a profound impact on your lives!, August 18, 2015
KDHE, KDADS schedule public forums on HCBS Waiver Integration Project, From KDADS and KDHE, August 04, 2015
More debate ahead on Medicare ‘observation stays’, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 04, 2015
Deaf Kansans request Medicaid changes, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 03, 2015
Thousands of Kansans mistakenly told they’re off Medicaid, By Peter Hancock, Lawrence Journal-World, July 31, 2015
Panel finds that the Kansas mental health system is inadequate, jeopardizing patients and the public, By Dave Helling, Kansas City Star, July 29, 2015
Topeka Metro Service Updates Begin Saturday, August 1st, From the Topeka Metro, July 29, 2015
Physical disability waiting list dwindles amid questions, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
Kobach urges Congress to ratify controversial health compact, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, July 13, 2015
KanCare not working for people with disabilities, advocates say, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 07, 2015
Is Kansas Mental Health System Near Breaking Point?, By Dave Ranney, Heartland Health Monitor, June 29, 2015
The National Council on Disability Invites You to a KanCare Public Hearing Engaging Disability Leadership Representatives, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), June 2015
Kansas budget director: State budget cuts could trigger federal aid cuts, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, June 10, 2015
Medicaid expansion said to be off the table in tax and budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 09, 2015
Lawmaker pushing to include Medicaid expansion in budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 02, 2015
Medicaid expansion discussion in Kansas has a new twist, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 19, 2015
Mental health drug change goes to governor, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 08, 2015
Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Bill, From the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, May 08, 2015
Autism coverage changes move forward, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 06, 2015
KanCare anecdotes abound, but clear data harder to find, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 04, 2015
Rally urges support for home and community based services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 01, 2015
KanCare companies lose $170 million in program’s first 2 years, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 29, 2015
KDHE continues to seek approval of mental health drug bill, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
'Flex service' buses to operate like taxis, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
Feds warn Kansas: Expand Medicaid or risk losing hospital funds, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2015
Former candidate for governor leads KanCare-related lawsuit, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 13, 2015
Mental health needs unmet for many in Kansas, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 11, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital will lose 60 beds during construction work, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, April 07, 2015
KDADS releases criteria for behavioral health grants, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 06, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Funding for mental health advocacy organization issue in budget bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Pedestrian master plan: City takes first step toward selecting improvement projects, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, March 24, 2015
City Seeks Input on Topeka’s First Pedestrian Master Plan, From the City of Topeka, March 2015
Four Public Meetings will display Proposed Service Updates, From the Topeka Metro, March 2015
Senate passes mental health drug compromise, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 23, 2015
Former Brownback cabinet secretary testifies for Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 18, 2015
Mental health organizations seek grant protection, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 10, 2015
Kansas debates regulation of mental health drugs for Medicaid patients, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 08, 2015
Brownback softens stance on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, March 05, 2015
Primary elections Tuesday to narrow the field in three Topeka City Council races, By Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 01, 2015
Kansas House leaders reluctantly agree to Medicaid expansion hearing, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2015
Senate rejects mental health drug bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 25, 2015
More than 2 million in Kansas, Missouri affected by Anthem cyberattack, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, February 23, 2015
Hopes dimming for Medicaid expansion in Kansas, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 20, 2015
KDADS to restructure grants for advocacy groups, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 18, 2015
Bill to increase nursing home staffing requirements resurfaces, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, February 17, 2015
Kansas Mission of Mercy reveals ongoing need for dental care, By Bryan Thompson, Heartland Health Monitor, February 17, 2015
Threatened with loss of federal funding, Kansas makes changes at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, February 13, 2015
Parents call for broader protection of disabled children, By Austin Fisher, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 10, 2015
DCF central office, learning center moving to downtown office building, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 30, 2015
Mental health providers wary of effort to regulate use of behavioral health drugs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 29, 2015
Kansas hospitals say federal officials willing to negotiate on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 28, 2015
Former Libertarian candidate says he can save KanCare money, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 27, 2015
Mosier: KanCare may not need an inspector general, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 23, 2015
Ward introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 20, 2015
Brownback budget includes Medicaid changes, tobacco tax increase, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 16, 2015
Brownback proposes hikes in 'sin' taxes, sustains 4 percent agency cuts, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 16, 2015
TILRC applauds judge’s decision to strike down DOL overtime rule, By Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC), January 15, 2015
Legislative committee begins Medicaid expansion hearings, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 14, 2015
KDADS files Medicaid waiver proposal, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 13, 2015
Brownback touts 'healthy families' as key to state's success, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 12, 2015
Topeka Metro to Show First New Bus at City Council Meeting, From the Topeka Metro, January 12, 2015
Budget deficit looms for Sam Brownback, Kansas Legislature as 2015 session begins, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, January 10, 2015
KanCare company fires back at ex-employee’s lawsuit over its business practices, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, December 30, 2014
Contacting Kansans waiting for disability services remains a challenge, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 22, 2014
Governor selects Mosier for permanent KDHE post, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 19, 2014
Kansas gets low grade for disease preparedness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 18, 2014
Give wisely during holiday season, By Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, December 2015
Kansans with disabilities concerned about proposed KanCare changes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 15, 2014
Metro board members to discuss possible additions in February, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 15, 2014
Court, dental programs to help people with mental illnesses, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 10, 2014
Kansas continues to struggle in health rankings, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, December 10, 2014
Brownback announces cuts to close budget gap, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service and Mike Sherry, Heartland Health Monitor; December 09, 2014
It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), December 08, 2014
Federal officials approve KDADS plan at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 05, 2014
KDADS clarifies public comment deadline on waivers for Medicaid-funded services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 04, 2014
KDADS suspends voluntary admissions to Osawatomie State Hospital, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 03, 2014
AARP Kansas to urge passage of caregiver legislation, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 01, 2014
New effort to tighten regulation of mental health drugs concerns advocates, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 24, 2014
Rising KanCare costs adding to state’s budget problems, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, November 19, 2014
Medicare termination looms at Osawatomie hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 18, 2014
Medicaid director to take reins at KDHE temporarily, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 13, 2014
Federal grant creates Alternative Sentencing Court in Topeka, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, November 10, 2014
Meetings on support programs for Kansans with disabilities set for next week, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, November 07, 2014
Topeka Fire Department Announces New S.A.F.E. Program, From the Topeka Fire Department, October 30, 2014
Health care compact gains attention as campaign issue, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 30, 2014
Survey: Switching Medicaid to managed care leads to difficulties obtaining medical services, From the University of Kansas, October 29, 2014
Former executive alleges misconduct by Kansas Medicaid contractor, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 28, 2014
Candidates battling for insurance post differ on big issues, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 27, 2014
Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 23, 2014
Legislator seeking to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
Governor Sam Brownback and state agencies take steps to protect Kansans from possibility of Ebola, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), October 20, 2014
KanCare initiative concerns parents of developmentally disabled adults, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 20, 2014
Insurance commissioner candidates split on health compact, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 19, 2014
Measles, pertussis vex Kansas health workers as Ebola steals headlines, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
Medicare open enrollment begins Wednesday, Special to The Hays Daily News, October 14, 2014
Tuesday is voter registration deadline, From Topeka Capital-Journal, October 14, 2014
C-J voters guide released online, includes candidate videos,By Adam Vlach, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 12, 2014
Davis vows to reverse controversial KanCare decision if elected, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 08, 2014
Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, October 07, 2014
State losing ground in efforts to help disabled land jobs, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 07, 2014
Crisis intervention center to open in Topeka, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 01, 2014
Ruling on in-home Medicaid services creates questions for providers, beneficiaries, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 29, 2014
$14.8M in grants announced by US Labor Department to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, From the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), September 25, 2014
KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 18, 2014
Legislators take issue with seniors' article opposing compact, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, September 11, 2014
MCOs continue to lose money in KanCare's second year, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, September 09, 2014
Early signs show promise for Rainbow Mental Health Facility, officials say, By Mike Sherry, KHI News Service, September 10, 2014
Ottawa shooting renews focus on crisis intervention training, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 04, 2014
Switch to KanCare complicates Medicaid fraud detection, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 29, 2014
Bruffett confirmed as KDADS chief, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 28, 2014
KanCare payment delays threaten rural hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 27, 2014
Kansas governor works to block wage, OT rule for home-care providers, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, August 21, 2014
Topeka Metro wants public input on services, By Vanessa Martinas, Kansas First News, August 20, 2014
Kansas mental health system under increasing stress, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 18, 2014
New federal rules will disrupt care for disabled Kansans, state officials say, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 12, 2014
Topeka Metro to host public meetings in August, From the Topeka Metro, August 11, 2014
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas, Missouri hospitals billions, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, August 08, 2014
What's behind jump in rate of uninsured Kansans?, By Dan Margolies, KCUR, August 06, 2014
KDHE launches 'health home' framework for Medicaid enrollees with mental illness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 04, 2014
Advance voting in the primary election begins, By Nicolette Schleisman, Kansas First News, July 21, 2014
White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 18, 2014
Kansas health officials work to contain measles outbreak, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 14, 2014
Feds Demand Medicaid Backlog Fixes By Six States, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2014
Colyer urges public to report adult abuse, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 25, 2014
Fallout continues from incident at Andover care facility, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, June 23, 2014
Kansas prepares for new federal HCBS rules, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, June 10, 2014
Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Public Hearing of the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services Update, June 20th at 2pm, From Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS), June 09, 2014
Brownback discusses opposition to Medicaid expansion in Heritage Foundation interview, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 04, 2014
City sees two new Topeka Metro bus shelters, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, June 02, 2014
Medicaid expansion supporters stage Statehouse rally, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, May 30, 2014
Veteran's father fights for more treatment, less jail for mentally ill, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, May 29, 2014
Governor finds additional $9.5 million for mental health, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 28, 2014
KDADS secretary moving to budget office, By Dave Ranney and Mike Shields, KHI News Service, May 20, 2014
Kansas officials say Medicaid enrollment growth expected to continue, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
Kansas official touts Medicaid reform under KanCare, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 29, 2014
KanCare companies lost money in first year, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
HCBS Program Lunch and Learn Bi-Weekly Calls for Consumers, By Kerrie Bacon, KanCare Ombudsman, April 25, 2014
Brownback proposes more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback to propose more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback signs health care compact bill, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 2014
Report: Medicaid expansion would boost Kansas economy, By KHI News Service, April 22, 2014
Waitlist problems delay services for about 400 disabled Kansans, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 21, 2014
Brownback signs bill saying Medicaid expansion decision rests with Legislature, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 18, 2014
Brownback signs law expanding autism coverage,By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, and Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, April 17, 2014
Mental health task force report released, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 15, 2014
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 14, 2014
Senate passes autism bill, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 02, 2014
Shawnee County, Topeka Police, Valeo join up to hire mental health professional, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 01, 2014
Kansas delayed in submitting TBI waiver application, By KHI News Service, March 31, 2014
Rental Assistance for Low Income Working Families Available March 31, 2014, From Topeka Housing Authority, March 28, 2014
Shawnee County ranks low among state health ratings, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 26, 2014
Senate approves 'prompt pay' bill with Medicaid expansion kicker, By KHI News Service, March 26, 2014
'Enrollment blitz' for health insurance exchange planned for Wednesday, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 25, 2014
Autism bill moves forward in House and Senate, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 21, 2014
Big Tent Coalition complains of waiting list and KanCare problems, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 20, 2014
Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) accepting applications for commissioner positions, From the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC), March 18, 2014
Compromise autism bill clears House committee, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 18, 2014
Praeger: Don't give up on Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 18, 2014
State officials trying to clean up waiting lists for home-based Medicaid services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Brownback says now not the time to expand Medicaid, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Auditors suggest possible consolidation of Community Developmental Disability Organizations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, March 12, 2014
Advocates unhappy with autism bill rewrite, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 10, 2014
Proposal mandating insurance coverage of autism takes shape in Kansas, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 09, 2014
Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day, March 13, 2014, From Mental Health America of the Heartland, March 06, 2014
KDADS to host Listening Sessions on waiver renewal for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) HCBS Program, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), March 05, 2014
Legislature still wrestling with bills dealing with health insurance and autism, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 03, 2014
Proposed Medicaid waiver changes get chilly reception at Topeka forum, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 27, 2014
Insurance commissioner weighs in on health care compact bill, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
Poll finds widespread Kansas support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
KDADS seeks public input on Medicaid HCBS waiver renewal, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 25, 2014
MCO prompt pay bill advances; fluoride measure squelched, By Jim McLean and Mike Shields, KHI News Service, February 24, 2014
Senate approves bill stiffening Medicaid fraud penalties, By KHI News Service, February 19, 2014
Late KanCare payment penalization has universal support, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 17, 2014
Leavitt report: Kansas lawmakers remain cool to Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 17, 2014
Dentists: We can't serve all the Medicaid patients, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 15, 2014
Key legislators cite breakthrough on autism bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 14, 2014
KDADS developing online 'report card' for measuring nursing home quality, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 13, 2014
KanCare health home meetings scheduled, By KHI News Service, February 12, 2014
Website with Medicaid money counter goes live, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
Senate bills strike a blow against elder abuse, By Ryan McCarthy, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
Disagreements over autism bill remain unresolved, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
Senate denies attempt to restore renters' refund
, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 11, 2014
Commissioner questioned about ACA’s impact on insurance companies, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 11, 2014
Negotiations continue on autism bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 10, 2014
KanCare not delivering, By Ken Stephens, The Hutchinson News, February 07, 2014
Autism coverage bill introduced by JOCO lawmaker, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 06, 2014
Medicaid expansion options detailed in Leavitt report, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 03, 2014
Volunteers offer help preparing taxes around Topeka, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 02, 2014
Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, February 01, 2014
Medicaid deal applies target to Kansas waiting lists, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 31, 2014
Feds approve KanCare DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 30, 2014
Statewide Independent Living Council currently seeking new board members, From the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK), January 28, 2014
Topeka buses get smart fare boxes next month, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 27, 2014
Evidence for effectiveness of disability employment plan lacking, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 27, 2014
Harvard researcher will share findings on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 24, 2014
Rainbow Mental Health Facility in KCK will become a ‘port of calm’ for people in crisis, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, January 23, 2014
Corrections officials seek funding to treat more mentally ill inmates, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, January 23, 2014
State officials describe intended safeguards for planned KanCare expansion, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
AARP Kansas expresses support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
KanCare gets new ombudsman, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2014
KanCare Primed for Feb. 1 Implementation of I/DD Services, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), January 17, 2014
National Disability Council again urges CMS to hold off on Kansas DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 14, 2014
KanCare oversight committee develops recommendations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
Hospital officials say refusal to expand Medicaid will hurt their bottom lines, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
AG Schmidt to propose tougher Medicaid fraud law, From the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, January 09, 2014
KS Senate president says Medicaid expansion unlikely to gain approval this session, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 08, 2014
Kansas to get $10.8 million Medicaid bonus from feds, By KHI News Service, January 02, 2014

Medicaid
Cost Of KanCare Expansion Debated Ahead Of Key Vote, By Jim McLean, March 22, 2017
ACA repeal bill would cap Medicaid payments below actual costs, By Harris Meyer, March 08, 2017
Kansas Congressman Questions Need To Care For Poor, Touts High-Risk Pools, By Jim McLean, March 08, 2017
KDHE Seeks Comments on KanCare Extension, From KDHE, March 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
What’s The Matter With KanCare? Challenges On Four Fronts, By Andy Marso, February 22, 2017
House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Republicans Eye Medicaid Cuts to Help Finance Their New Health Plan, By Eric Pianin, February 16, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
More Funding For Mental Health, Disability, Senior Services In Kansas: None Of The Above?, By Meg Wingerter, February 10, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Stage Statehouse Rally And Pack Hearing, By Jim McLean, February 09, 2017
Plan To Restore KanCare Cuts Comes With Delay, By Andy Marso, February 08, 2017
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
KanCare reform measures grab attention of House, Senate committees, By Jonathan Shorman, January 31, 2017
Push to change KanCare starts; budget director plans to testify against bill, By Hunter Woodall, January 31, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Dental Care Provider Halts Services At Kansas Nursing Homes Amid Medicaid Backlog, By Andy Marso, January 24, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
Advocates, recipients react to Kansas officials’ pushback against federal KanCare report, By McKenna Harford, Special to The Capital-Journal, January 23, 2017
Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States, By Alison Kodjak, January 22, 2017
Facing skeptical lawmakers, state officials strike at critical KanCare report, By Jonathan Shorman, January 23, 2017
Lawmakers Seek Answers After KanCare Extension Denial, By Andy Marso, January 19, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Uncertainty looms over health care policy as lawmakers prepare for session, By Jonathan Shorman, January 05, 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid, By Christina A. Cassidy, December 29, 2016
Kansas Medicaid application backlog climbs again, By Andy Marso, December 19, 2016
Reversing Medicaid cut a priority going into session, By Andy Marso, December 12, 2016
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
Report questions health claims of Medicaid privatization in Kansas, By Tim Carpenter, November 17, 2016
Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump, By Robert Pear, November 15, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog concerns persist during open enrollment, By Andy Marso, November 14, 2016
State seeks Kansans with physical disabilities dropped from wait list, By Andy Marso, November 11, 2016
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election, By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, October 24, 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
Legislative candidates urge reform of state's Medicaid income limits, By Tim Carpenter, October 05, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
After Medicaid cuts, top Kansas dentist drops two KanCare insurers, By Andy Marso, September 26, 2016
Legislative auditors can’t confirm Medicaid backlog numbers, By Andy Marso, September 21, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
KNI dental clinic continues non-resident services despite budget cuts, By Andy Marso, August 29, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
State floats possible Medicaid changes to skeptical audience, By Jonathan Shorman, May 24, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016
Problems with Medicaid eligibility system leave Kansans without care, By Andy Marso, February 01, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2015
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015
Medicaid expansion supporters booted from health committee, By Jim McLean and Andy Marso, November 11, 2015
Federal budget deal yields Medicaid savings, By Andy Marso, November 09, 2015
Minimum wage ruling prompts KDADS request for additional funding, By Dave Ranney, October 15, 2015
State delays integration of Medicaid services, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2015
Kansas hospital closure sparks war of words on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, October 06, 2015
Disability community abuzz about waiver integration, By Andy Marso, September 30, 2015
KDADS investigates waiting list discrepancy, By Andy Marso, September 04, 2015
Advisory committee begins review of Medicaid mental health drugs, By Dave Ranney, September 01, 2015
State officials: Combining Medicaid waivers not about money, By Andy Marso, August 25, 2015
Federal court says Kansas must pay Medicaid workers minimum wage, By Dave Ranney, August 24, 2015
Advocacy group to share concerns about KanCare grievance process, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 20, 2015
Proposed KDADS policy changes to the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Progams could have a profound impact on your lives!, August 18, 2015
KDHE, KDADS schedule public forums on HCBS Waiver Integration Project, From KDADS and KDHE, August 04, 2015
Deaf Kansans request Medicaid changes, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 03, 2015
Thousands of Kansans mistakenly told they’re off Medicaid, By Peter Hancock, Lawrence Journal-World, July 31, 2015
5 Challenges Facing Medicaid At 50, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 27, 2015
Physical disability waiting list dwindles amid questions, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 20, 2015
Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015
KanCare not working for people with disabilities, advocates say, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, July 07, 2015
The National Council on Disability Invites You to a KanCare Public Hearing Engaging Disability Leadership Representatives, From the National Council on Disability (NCD), June 2015
Adult Dental Coverage Expanding Slowly in Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, June 10, 2015
Medicaid expansion said to be off the table in tax and budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 09, 2015
The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?, By Josie Byzek, New Mobility Magazine, June 01, 2015
Lawmaker pushing to include Medicaid expansion in budget negotiations, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 02, 2015
Medicaid expansion discussion in Kansas has a new twist, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 19, 2015
Mental health drug change goes to governor, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 08, 2015
KanCare anecdotes abound, but clear data harder to find, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 04, 2015
Rally urges support for home and community based services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 01, 2015
KanCare companies lose $170 million in program’s first 2 years, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 29, 2015
KDHE continues to seek approval of mental health drug bill, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
Disability Protesters Arrested at White House to Mark 25 Years of the ADA, By Rick Cohen, NonProfit Quarterly, April 22, 2015
Feds warn Kansas: Expand Medicaid or risk losing hospital funds, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2015
Former candidate for governor leads KanCare-related lawsuit, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 13, 2015
Rule Proposed On Providing Mental Health ‘Parity’ In Medicaid Program, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, April 07, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Kansas debates regulation of mental health drugs for Medicaid patients, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 08, 2015
Brownback softens stance on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, March 05, 2015
Kansas House leaders reluctantly agree to Medicaid expansion hearing, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2015
More than 2 million in Kansas, Missouri affected by Anthem cyberattack, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, February 23, 2015
Hopes dimming for Medicaid expansion in Kansas, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 20, 2015
A Q&A On Achieving Mental Health Parity In Medicaid Managed Care, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, February 06, 2015
Mental health providers wary of effort to regulate use of behavioral health drugs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 29, 2015
Kansas hospitals say federal officials willing to negotiate on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 28, 2015
Former Libertarian candidate says he can save KanCare money, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 27, 2015
Mosier: KanCare may not need an inspector general, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 23, 2015
High Court Considers If Providers Can Sue States For Higher Medicaid Pay, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, January 21, 2015
Ward introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 20, 2015
TILRC applauds judge’s decision to strike down DOL overtime rule, By Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC), January 15, 2015
Legislative committee begins Medicaid expansion hearings, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, January 14, 2015
KDADS files Medicaid waiver proposal, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 13, 2015
Lots of Responsibility For In-home Care Providers — But No Training Required, By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News, January 06, 2015
KanCare company fires back at ex-employee’s lawsuit over its business practices, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, December 30, 2014
Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers, By Sam Hananel, Yahoo News, December 22, 2014
Contacting Kansans waiting for disability services remains a challenge, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 22, 2014
With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, December 19, 2014
Governor selects Mosier for permanent KDHE post, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, December 19, 2014
Kansans with disabilities concerned about proposed KanCare changes, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 15, 2014
KDADS clarifies public comment deadline on waivers for Medicaid-funded services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 04, 2014
New effort to tighten regulation of mental health drugs concerns advocates, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 24, 2014
New Medicaid Rule Could Challenge State Shift Away From Nursing Homes, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, November 19, 2014
Rising KanCare costs adding to state’s budget problems, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, November 19, 2014
Meetings on support programs for Kansans with disabilities set for next week, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, November 07, 2014
Health care compact gains attention as campaign issue, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 30, 2014
Survey: Switching Medicaid to managed care leads to difficulties obtaining medical services, From the University of Kansas, October 29, 2014
Former executive alleges misconduct by Kansas Medicaid contractor, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 28, 2014
Legislator seeking to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, October 15, 2014
KanCare initiative concerns parents of developmentally disabled adults, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 20, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, Ovctober 12, 2014
Davis vows to reverse controversial KanCare decision if elected, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 08, 2014
Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, October 07, 2014
Pinning down the politicians, By Jason Pederson (bio | email), ABC KATV 7, September 16, 2014
Dozens of Disabled Demonstrators Arrested in Little Rock, By Drew Petrimoulx, Arkansas Matters Daily, September 15, 2014
ADAPT Thanks Governor Bebee for meeting and supporting CFCO, From ADAPT, September 15, 2014
MCOs continue to lose money in KanCare's second year, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, September 09, 2014
Switch to KanCare complicates Medicaid fraud detection, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 29, 2014
KanCare payment delays threaten rural hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 27, 2014
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, August 26, 2014
Kansas governor works to block wage, OT rule for home-care providers, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, August 21, 2014
New federal rules will disrupt care for disabled Kansans, state officials say, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 12, 2014
Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas, Missouri hospitals billions, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, August 08, 2014
What's behind jump in rate of uninsured Kansans?, By Dan Margolies, KCUR, August 06, 2014
HCBS? This Matters to You!, August 2014
White House study: Kansas losing money, jobs without Medicaid expansion, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 18, 2014
Feds Demand Medicaid Backlog Fixes By Six States, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2014
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
Kansas prepares for new federal HCBS rules, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, June 10, 2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend, By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, June 04, 2014
Brownback discusses opposition to Medicaid expansion in Heritage Foundation interview, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, June 04, 2014
Medicaid expansion supporters stage Statehouse rally, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, May 30, 2014
Medicaid rolls grow in states resisting health law, By Associated Press, May 13, 2014
Police issue citations to dozens of protesters at nursing group’s Silver Spring headquarters, By Clarence Williams, Washington Post, May 05, 2014
Kansas officials say Medicaid enrollment growth expected to continue, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
Kansas official touts Medicaid reform under KanCare, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 29, 2014
KanCare companies lost money in first year, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, April 28, 2014
HCBS Program Lunch and Learn Bi-Weekly Calls for Consumers, By Kerrie Bacon, KanCare Ombudsman, April 25, 2014
Brownback proposes more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback to propose more funding for waiting lists, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 25, 2014
Brownback signs health care compact bill, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 2014
Report: Medicaid expansion would boost Kansas economy, By KHI News Service, April 22, 2014
Waitlist problems delay services for about 400 disabled Kansans, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, April 21, 2014
Brownback signs bill saying Medicaid expansion decision rests with Legislature, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 18, 2014
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 14, 2014
Kansas delayed in submitting TBI waiver application, By KHI News Service, March 31, 2014
'Private Option' for Medicaid Expansion Would Cut Some Benefits, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, March 27, 2014
Senate approves 'prompt pay' bill with Medicaid expansion kicker, By KHI News Service, March 26, 2014
Big Tent Coalition complains of waiting list and KanCare problems, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 20, 2014
Praeger: Don't give up on Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, March 18, 2014
State officials trying to clean up waiting lists for home-based Medicaid services, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
Brownback says now not the time to expand Medicaid, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 13, 2014
KDADS to host Listening Sessions on waiver renewal for Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) HCBS Program, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), March 05, 2014
Proposed Medicaid waiver changes get chilly reception at Topeka forum, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 27, 2014
Insurance commissioner weighs in on health care compact bill, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
Poll finds widespread Kansas support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
KDADS seeks public input on Medicaid HCBS waiver renewal, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, Febuary 25, 2014
MCO prompt pay bill advances; fluoride measure squelched, By Jim McLean and Mike Shields, KHI News Service, February 24, 2014
Senate approves bill stiffening Medicaid fraud penalties, By KHI News Service, February 19, 2014
Late KanCare payment penalization has universal support, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 17, 2014
Leavitt report: Kansas lawmakers remain cool to Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 17, 2014
Dentists: We can't serve all the Medicaid patients, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 15, 2014
Website with Medicaid money counter goes live, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, February 12, 2014
KanCare health home meetings scheduled, By KHI News Service, February 12, 2014
States Meld Medicare and Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, February 12, 2014
States Accelerate Shift Of Nursing Home Residents Into Medicaid Managed Care, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, February 11, 2014
KanCare not delivering, By Ken Stephens, The Hutchinson News, February 07, 2014
Medicaid expansion options detailed in Leavitt report, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 03, 2014
Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, February 01, 2014
Medicaid deal applies target to Kansas waiting lists, By Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 31, 2014
Feds approve KanCare DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 30, 2014
Harvard researcher will share findings on Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 24, 2014
State officials describe intended safeguards for planned KanCare expansion, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
AARP Kansas expresses support for Medicaid expansion, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 22, 2014
KanCare gets new ombudsman, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2014
Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, January 20, 2014
KanCare Primed for Feb. 1 Implementation of I/DD Services, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), January 17, 2014
National Disability Council again urges CMS to hold off on Kansas DD carve-in, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 14, 2014
KanCare oversight committee develops recommendations, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
Hospital officials say refusal to expand Medicaid will hurt their bottom lines, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, January 13, 2014
HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), January 10, 2014
AG Schmidt to propose tougher Medicaid fraud law, From the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, January 09, 2014
KS Senate president says Medicaid expansion unlikely to gain approval this session, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, January 08, 2014
Kansas to get $10.8 million Medicaid bonus from feds, By KHI News Service, January 02, 2014

Medicare
Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015
2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced, By the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), November 11, 2015
How the Budget Deal Blunts Medicare Cost Increases, Tweaks Social Security, By Eileen Ambrose, AARP Bulletin Today, October 28, 2015
Seniors Who Don’t Consider Switching Drug Plans May Face Steep Price Rise, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, October 20, 2015
How to save money during Medicare open enrollment, By Steve Vernon, CBS MoneyWatch, October 13, 2015
Congress and Obama Administration Seek Ways to Limit Increase in Medicare Premiums, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 05, 2015
Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues, By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Stephanie O'Neill, Southern California Public Radio, August 18, 2015
More debate ahead on Medicare ‘observation stays’, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, August 04, 2015
Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Bill Bolstering Medicare Patients’ Hospital Rights, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, July 29 2015
Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment, By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015
When Turning 65, Consumers With Marketplace Plans Need To Be Vigilant In Choosing Health Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
New cards for Medicare recipients will omit Social Security numbers, By Robert Pear, New York Times, April 20, 2015
FAQ: Congress Passes A Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It?, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, April 15, 2015
Kansas doctors partnering to reduce Medicare costs, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 03, 2015
U.S. Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks, By David Lawder, Reuters, March 27, 2015
FAQ: What’s In The House’s Proposal To Fix Medicare’s Payments To Doctors, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, March 23, 2015
Hospital Discharges Rise at Lucrative Times, By Christopher Weaver, Anna Wilde Mathews and Tom McGinty, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2015
HHS announces major changes to its Medicare payment formula, By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau, January 26, 2015
Seniors’ Wait For A Medicare Appeal Is Cut In Half, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 23, 2014
Medicare To Offer Help To Some Seniors When Advantage Plans Drop Doctors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2014
New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Abuse, By Jane Adamy, Wall Street Journal, December 03, 2014
Medicare termination looms at Osawatomie hospital, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 18, 2014
How The Health Law Is Using Medicare To Improve Hospital Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey and Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2014
Disabled Vt. Senior Wins Medicare Coverage After 2nd Lawsuit, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2014
Health care compact gains attention as campaign issue, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, October 30, 2014
Volunteers offer help with Medicare enrollment, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 20, 2014
Medicare open enrollment begins Wednesday, Special to The Hays Daily News, October 14, 2014
U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans, By Robert Pear, New York Times, October 12, 2014
Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care, By Brendan Pierson, Reuters, Ovctober 12, 2014
Turning 65? 9 Tips For Signing Up For Medicare, By Caroline Mayer, Kaiser Health News, October 07, 2014
Medicare Revises Nursing Home Rating System, By Katie Thomas, New York Times, October 06, 2014
Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right, By Elizabeth O'Brien, MarketWatch, October 02, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment Is Fast Approaching - Here's What We Know So Far, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, September 30, 2014
KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 18, 2014
Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Says, By Jenney Gold, Kaiser Health News, September 17, 2014
Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients, By Robert Pear, New York Times, August 16, 2014
Report: Part D premiums stay low despite fears of rising drug prices, By Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill, July 31, 2014
HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 29, 2014
Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2014
Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, National Public Radio (NPR), May 20, 2014
New hospice model allows curative therapy to continue, By Randi Belisomo, Reuters, May 14, 2014
Do Seniors Have Too Many Medicare Plans To Choose From?, By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, May 14, 2014
Medicare Fraud Strike Force charges 90 individuals for approximately $260 million in false billing, From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), May 13, 2014
Brownback signs health care compact bill, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, April 23, 2014
Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying, By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, April 16, 2014
Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 14, 2014
Medicare to Publish Trove of Data on Doctors, By Louise Radnofsky, Wall Street Journal, April 02, 2014
When a Hospital Stay Is Not a Stay, By Ann Carrns, New York Times, March 18, 2014
Lawmakers Weigh Changes To Medicare, By Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2014
White House Withdraws Plan Allowing Limits to Medicare Coverage for Some Drugs, By Robert Pear, New York Times, March 10, 2014
How Proposed Part D Changes Are Playing On Capitol Hill, By Kaiser Health News, March 07, 2014
Medicare Urged to Rethink Revamp of Part D Drug Plan, By Jennifer Corbett Dooren, Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2014
Insurance commissioner weighs in on health care compact bill, By Jim McLean, KHI News Service, February 26, 2014
States Meld Medicare and Medicaid, By Christine Vestal, Stateline, February 12, 2014
Hill Plan Would Reward Medicare Doctors For Quality, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, February 07, 2014
Congress Is Poised To Change Medicare Payment Policy. What Does That Mean For Patients And Doctors?, By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News, January 16, 2014
In A Major Shift, Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful Prescribers, By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, January 06, 2014

Mental Health Issues
Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions, By Jim McLean, November 16, 2016
Kansas’ treatment of those with mental illness was a ‘study in neglect’ decades ago, By Jim McLean, October 23, 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Kansas mental health centers face new budget realities, By Megan Hart, September 15, 2016
Psychiatric care elusive for developmentally disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 31, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
GraceMed drops Topeka behavioral health services, By Megan Hart, August 09, 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Busting Myths About Mental Illness, By Barbara Feder Ostrov, July 11, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches, By Andy Marso, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Mental Health Courts Are Popular But Effectiveness Is Still Unproven, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2015
Proposal would create ‘receiving center’ treatment option for mental health patients, By Dave Ranney, September 17, 2015
Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, August 03, 2015
Panel finds that the Kansas mental health system is inadequate, jeopardizing patients and the public, By Dave Helling, Kansas City Star, July 29, 2015
Is Kansas Mental Health System Near Breaking Point?, By Dave Ranney, Heartland Health Monitor, June 29, 2015
Despite Laws, Mental Health Coverage Often Falls Short, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, May 07, 2015
Decoding Your Diagnosis: Psychiatrists Unveil Plain-English Guide For Patients, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, May 01, 2015
Mental health drug change goes to governor, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, May 08, 2015
KDHE continues to seek approval of mental health drug bill, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
Mental health needs unmet for many in Kansas, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 11, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Funding for mental health advocacy organization issue in budget bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Senate passes mental health drug compromise, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 23, 2015
Mental health organizations seek grant protection, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, March 10, 2015
Kansas debates regulation of mental health drugs for Medicaid patients, By Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star, March 08, 2015
Senate rejects mental health drug bill, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 25, 2015
KDADS to restructure grants for advocacy groups, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, February 18, 2015
Threatened with loss of federal funding, Kansas makes changes at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, February 13, 2015
A Q&A On Achieving Mental Health Parity In Medicaid Managed Care, By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, February 06, 2015
Mental health providers wary of effort to regulate use of behavioral health drugs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, January 29, 2015
Court, dental programs to help people with mental illnesses, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 10, 2014
KDADS suspends voluntary admissions to Osawatomie State Hospital, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, December 03, 2014
City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Agrees to Reforms and $437,500 Payment to Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Department of Justice, November 25, 2014
New effort to tighten regulation of mental health drugs concerns advocates, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, November 24, 2014
Federal grant creates Alternative Sentencing Court in Topeka, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, November 10, 2014
Crisis intervention center to open in Topeka, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, October 01, 2014
KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 18, 2014
Early signs show promise for Rainbow Mental Health Facility, officials say, By Mike Sherry, KHI News Service, September 10, 2014
Ottawa shooting renews focus on crisis intervention training, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, September 04, 2014
Kansas mental health system under increasing stress, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 18, 2014
Robin Williams’s death shows the power of depression and the impulsiveness of suicide, By Lenny Bernstein, Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post, August 12, 2014
KDHE launches 'health home' framework for Medicaid enrollees with mental illness, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, August 04, 2014
Helping the Mentally Ill Join the Workforce, By Michael Ollove, Stateline, July 14, 2014
Report: Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment, By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2014
Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health, By Lois Beckett , ProPublica, June 10 2014
Republican pushes mental health bill after Calif. mass shooting, By Elise Viebeck, The Hill, May 29, 2014
Veteran's father fights for more treatment, less jail for mentally ill, By Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal, May 29, 2014
Governor finds additional $9.5 million for mental health, By Dave Ranney, KHI News Service, May 28, 2014
By The Numbers: Mental Illness Behind Bars, By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2014
Congressmen introduce competing mental health bills, By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, May 08, 2014
The high cost of untreated mental illness hurts Kansas City, By Lewis Diuguid, , Kansas City Star, April 27, 2014
Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds, From the American Psychological Association, April 21, 2014
Mental health task force report released, By Dave Ranney,KHI News Service, April 15, 2014
Mental Health Groups Split on Bill to Overhaul Care, By Benedict Carey, New York Times, April 02, 2014
Shawnee County, Topeka Police, Valeo join up to hire mental health professional, By Aly Van Dyke, Topeka Capital-Journal, April 01, 2014
Iraq and Afghanistan: The physical and mental toll, by the numbers, By Scott Clement, Washington Post, March 31, 2014
Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day, March 13, 2014, From Mental Health America of the Heartland, March 06, 2014
Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study, From HealthDay News, February 27, 2013
Rainbow Mental Health Facility in KCK will become a ‘port of calm’ for people in crisis, By Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star, January 23, 2014
Corrections officials seek funding to treat more mentally ill inmates, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, January 23, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help, By Laura Sullivan, National Public Radio (NPR), January 20, 2014
Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, January 20, 2014
For the Mentally Ill, Finding Treatment Grows Harder, By Gary Fields and Jennifer Corbet Dooren, Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2014

Olmstead Decision
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Bridging Gaps in Implementing the Olmstead Mandate and Ending Chronic Homelessness, By Richard Cho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, February 24, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
Fifteen Years After Landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, Harkin Introduces Legislation to Ensure Community Living Choice for All People with Disabilities, From the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), June 24, 2014
Senator Looks To Strengthen Disability Services, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 19, 2014
Obama Administration will work with ADAPT, By Tim Wheat, Boulder ADAPT, May 06, 2014
Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 08, 2014

Prescription Drugs
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 30, 2016
Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
Mylan Raised EpiPen’s Price Before the Expected Arrival of a Generic, By Andrew Pollack, August. 24, 2016
Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!, By Alison Kodjak, August 15, 2016
House Panel Extends Funding For Medicare Program To Help Consumers, By Susan Jaffe, July 7, 2016
Sanders, other lawmakers urge FDA approval of generic Crestor, By Ed Silverman, July 07, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2016
Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), January 25, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2015
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Senate Questions 'Egregious' Price Hikes For Specialty Medicines, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), December 09, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015
Seniors Who Don’t Consider Switching Drug Plans May Face Steep Price Rise, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, October 20, 2015
For Prescription Drug Makers, Price Increases Drive Revenue; By Joseph Walker, Wall Street Journal, October 05, 2015
Poll: Americans Favor Government Action On Drug Prices, From Kaiser Health News, August 20, 2015
Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program, By Charles Ornstein, NPR, June 23, 2015
Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs, By Richard Harris, National Public Radio (NPR), May 25, 2015
Changes to mental health drugs, KanCare committee advance, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 31, 2015
Senate passes mental health drug compromise, By Andy Marso, KHI News Service, March 23, 2015
Overuse of antipsychotic drugs in some Kansas nursing homes endangering patients, By Mike Shields, KHI News Service, August 25, 2014
Report: Part D premiums stay low despite fears of rising drug prices, By Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill, July 31, 2014
HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 29, 2014
Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers, By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2014
CVS to Provide Talking Prescription Drug Labels, From the U.S. Access Board, March 18, 2014
White House Withdraws Plan Allowing Limits to Medicare Coverage for Some Drugs, By Robert Pear, New York Times, March 10, 2014
How Proposed Part D Changes Are Playing On Capitol Hill, By Kaiser Health News, March 07, 2014
Medicare Urged to Rethink Revamp of Part D Drug Plan, By Jennifer Corbett Dooren, Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2014
In A Major Shift, Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful Prescribers, By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, January 06, 2014

Recreation/Travel/Entertaiment
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Carnival Corp. Over ADA Violations by Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 27, 2015
CDC: 1 In 2 With Disabilities Physically Inactive, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, May 07, 2014
TILRC celebrates spring's arrival with picnic at Gage Park, From the TILRC Recreation Committee, April 25, 2014

State/Local Issues
Wheelchair basketball team promotes exercise, teamwork and educating others, By Savanna Maue, February 26, 2017
Kansas assistance dogs change lives of both those who train them and those who get them, By Bill Blankenship, October 22, 2016
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home, By Jenni Bergal, August 24, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Registration now open for 2016 Employment First Summit, From the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, January 14, 2016
Survey shown effective in helping states improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, By the University of Kansas, November 13, 2015
Hopeful Paralympian Liz Willis teaches lesson in perseverance and courage, By Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle, October 14, 2015
'Flex service' buses to operate like taxis, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, April 28, 2015
City Seeks Input on Topeka’s First Pedestrian Master Plan, From the City of Topeka, March 2015
Four Public Meetings will display Proposed Service Updates, From the Topeka Metro, March 2015
University of Kansas Hospital Meeting the Local Flu Surge, You Can Do Your Part, By Kansas City infoZine, January 02, 2015
Volunteers offer help with Medicare enrollment, By Megan Hart, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 20, 2014
Virus hitting Midwest could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says, By Michael Martinez, John Newsome and Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, September 08, 2014
HHS report: ACA has saved Kansas seniors $10 million in drug costs, By Bryan Thompson, Kansas Public Radio, July 29, 2014
TILRC celebrates Olmstead, kicks off advocacy on new community integration legislation, July 03, 2014
Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy, By Mará Rose Williams, Kansas City Star, January 31, 2014
Influenza activity is high in Kansas, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), January 14, 2014

Technology
U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, From the National Association of the Deaf, January 26, 2016
Cardtronics pays $1.5m to settle ATM access suit, From the Massachusetts Attorney General Office, November 24, 2014
Justice Department Announces Proposed Amendment to Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations to Expand Access to Movie Theaters for Individuals with Hearing and Vision Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Justice, July 25, 2014
FCC Votes to Require Closed Captioning for Web Clips, By Stephanie Mlot, PC Magazine, July 11, 2014

Transportation
Topeka Metro Offers Free Rides on Election Day, From the Topeka Metro, October, 10, 2016
Seniors Ride Free During Month of May at Topeka Metro, From the Topeka Metro, April 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
Topeka Metro begins Transitioning All Routes to Designated Stops, From the Topeka Metro, September 08, 2015
Topeka Metro Service Updates Begin Saturday, August 1st, From the Topeka Metro, July 29, 2015
Pedestrian master plan: City takes first step toward selecting improvement projects, By Tim Hrenchir, KHI News Service, March 24, 2015
Topeka Metro to Show First New Bus at City Council Meeting, From the Topeka Metro, January 12, 2015
Metro board members to discuss possible additions in February, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, December 15, 2014
Topeka Metro wants public input on services, By Vanessa Martinas, Kansas First News, August 20, 2014
Topeka Metro to host public meetings in August, From the Topeka Metro, August 11, 2014
City sees two new Topeka Metro bus shelters, By Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, June 02, 2014
Grounded, But Still Soaring, By Guest Blogger Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of My Blind Spot, Inc., Disability Blog, April 14, 2014
Topeka Metro to Launch New “Smart” Fareboxes, By Michelle Hodges, Topeka Metro, February 17, 2014

Veterans
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games, From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), May 06, 2016
New VA chief may fire 1,000 staffers over healthcare scandal, By Matt Hansen, Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2014
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial has impact larger than its size, By Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, October 05, 2014
Obama signs VA reform bill into law, By Martin Matishak, The Hill, August 07, 2014
House approves VA reform bill, By Lauren French, Politico, July 30, 2014
$17B deal reached on vets bill, By Martin Matishak, The Hill, July 28, 2014
Bob Dole, Veterans Groups Push Disabilities Treaty, By Humberto Sanchez, Roll Call, July 23, 2014
Investigator Issues Sharp Criticism of V.A. Response to Allegations About Care, By Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times, June 23, 2014
Senate passes VA reform bill, By Burgess Everett, Politico, June 11, 2014
House passes VA bill, By Lauren French, Politico, June 10, 2014
VA report: Months-long waits for 57,000-plus vets, By Sarah Wheaton, Politico, June 09, 2014
Bernie Sanders, John McCain strike VA deal, By Jeremy Herb, Politico, June 05, 2014
Senators seek bipartisan VA deal, By Burgess Everett, Politico, June 04, 2014
Wichita VA hospital ‘placed veterans at risk,’ senators are told, By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle, June 02, 2014
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman introduces proposal to overhaul VA, By Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post, June 01, 2014
VA says more veterans may use private medical services, By Paul Richter, Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2014
Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?, From the PBS Newshour, May 21, 2014
Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system, By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo, Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2014


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