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Adults Living with Down Syndrome Strive for Independence in 'The Grown-Ups', By POV Communications, August 03, 2017
A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate, By Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar, August 14, 2017
ADA Anniversary Reminds Us There’s Much Work Still To Do
, By Carol Glazer, July 26, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Time to Celebrate a Victory and Thank Senator Moran!, July 18, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Another Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, July 17, 2017
Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms, By Michael McAuliff, June 27, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, June 28, 2017
Advocacy Alert Update: Senate Bill Makes Deeper Cuts to Medicaid!, June 23, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate AHCA Vote Imminent!, June 16, 2017
AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes, By Phil Galewitz, June 14, 2017
After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site, By Michelle Diament, June 01, 2016
A Busy Week For Health: Budget Cuts, CBO Scores And Mitch McConnell’s Cryptic Signal, By Kaiser Health News, May 26, 2017
ADAPT Thanks Rep Jim Sensenbrenner for introducing Disability Integration Act (DIA), From ADAPT, May 17, 2017
ADAPT goes to FDA to take on Judge Rotenberg Center
, By Matt Stafford, May 17, 2017
A Squeaker In The House Becomes Headache For The Senate: 5 Things To Watch, By Julie Rovner, May 04, 2017
America’s hidden horror: Sexual abuse in nursing homes and care facilities, By Mark Davis and Ian Cummings, April 23, 2017
As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off, By Shefali Luthra, April 12, 2017
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

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Brownback Veto Sets Up Medicaid Expansion Battle With Legislature, By Meg Wingerter and Stephen Koranda, March 30, 2017
Brownback vetoes Medicaid expansion, saying it’s ‘bad for Kansas’, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, March 30, 2017
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

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Caregivers of disabled left in dark under Kansas’ private healthcare system, By Andy Marso, November 16, 2017
Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure, By Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar, September 27, 2017
Congress’ Cold Shoulder Sends Shivers Through Community Health Centers, By Rachel Bluth, September 27, 2017
Cassidy-Graham is like previous Affordable Care Act repeal bills. It will hurt Kansans., By Sandy Praeger, September 20, 2017
Congress Makes Progress in Destroying the Americans with Disabilities Act, By Robyn Powell, September 11, 2017
CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments, By Rachel Roubein, August 15, 2017
Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress., By Susan Jaffe, July 31, 2017
Centrist lawmakers plot bipartisan health care stabilization bill, By Heather Caygle and Paul Demko, July 30, 2017
CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care, By Phil Galewitz, May 11, 2017
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

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Do Pharma’s Claims On Drug Prices Pass The Smell Test? We Found 5 Stinkers., By Jay Hancock, October 02, 2017
Democrats see ObamaCare leverage in spending fights, By Mike Lillis, August 13, 2017
Disability-Rights Activists Are the Real Heroes of the Health-Care Fight, By John Nichols, July 28 2017
Dump Medicaid changes in ACA repeal bill and consider them later, former CMS chiefs urge, By Harris Meyer, July 11, 2017
Deeper Medicaid cuts in Senate bill draw resistance from disabled, By Andy Marso, June 22, 2017
Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans, From ADAPT, June 22, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan, By Elly Yu, June 06, 2017
Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back, By Judith Graham, May 04, 2017
Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage, By Jay Hancock, April 10, 2017
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

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Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment, By Phil Galewitz, July 28, 2017
Ear To The Door: 5 Things Being Weighed In Secret Health Bill Also Weigh It Down, By Julie Rovner, June 16, 2017
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

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597 days. And still waiting., By Terrence McCoy, November 20, 2017
Five questions on healthcare following Price's resignation, By Rachel Roubein and Jessie Hellman, September 29, 2017
Florida nursing home where eight deaths occurred had repeat safety violations, By Max Blau, September 13, 2017
For Vulnerable Older Adults, a Harrowing Sense of Being Trapped, By Julie Turkewitz and Jennifer Medina, September 01, 2017
5 Outside-The-Box Ideas For Fixing The Individual Insurance Market, By Julie Rovner, August 30, 2017
Fact Meter: Kansas budget director’s chart offers misleading view of KanCare waiting list, By Tim Carpenter, August 28, 2017
Foster parents of children with disabilities face unique challenges under KanCare, lawmakers told, By Peter Hancock, August 23, 2017
Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare, By Rachel Roubein and Nathaniel Weixel, August 06, 2017
Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, June 06, 2017
Federal Officials OK ‘Corrective Plan’ As Kansas Pursues KanCare Extension, By Meg Wingerter, May 24, 2017
For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees, By Anya Kamenetz, May 17, 2017
Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services, By Shaun Heasley, May 09, 2017
5 Trump health care promises that won't become reality, By Dan Diamond, May 01, 2017
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

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"Grassroots Advocacy from Kansas Soil" Hall Center for the Humanities Disability Studies Seminar by TILRC ED Ami Hyten, November 30, 2017, 3-4:30PM, 900 Sunnyside Ave, KU, Lawrence, KS 66045
GOP health care bill collapses, By Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, July 18, 2017
GOP badly needs Jerry Moran on health care. Will he be there?, By Lindsay Wise, July 12, 2017
GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds; By Phil Galewitz, June 07, 2017
GOP rushing to vote on healthcare without analysis of changes, By Peter Sullivan and Cristina Marcos, May 03, 2017
GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill, By Julie Rovner, April 06, 2017
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

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Hospitals fear new GOP block-grant bill would slash Medicaid funding, By Harris Meyer, September 13, 2017
Hundreds of disability rights activists vow indefinite sit-in if GOP proceeds to ACA repeal, By Mic Network, July 25, 2017
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
High percentage of students with learning disabilities drop out of high school, report finds, By Mará Rose Williams, June 16, 2017
House approves Obamacare repeal bill, By Kyle Cheney, John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade, May 04, 2017
Hundreds Rally Against Closure Of Topeka Hospital At Center Of Medicaid Expansion Debate, By Jim McLean, April 18, 2017
House Leaders ‘Came Up Short’ In Effort To Kill Obamacare, By Mary Agnes Carey, March 24, 2017
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

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Inside the Organization Saving Disabled People During Hurricane Harvey, By David M. Perry, August 28, 2017
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

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Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017

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KanCare Concerns A Challenge For Officials Seeking To Renew Privatized Medicaid Plan, By Jim McLean, November 20, 2017
Kansas Medicaid Officials Unveil KanCare Renewal Plan To Mixed Reviews, By Jim McLean, October 27, 2017
Kansas Launches Final Phase Of Troubled Enrollment System, By Stephen Koranda, September 27, 2017
Kansas nursing home inspectors didn’t follow up on half of problems found, report says, By Andy Marso and Hunter Woodall, September 11, 2017
KDADS secretary Tim Keck pitches privatization of troubled Osawatomie hospital, By Allison Kite, August 30, 2017
Kansas Senator Moran Votes To Trigger Debate On ACA Repeal Bill, By Jim McLean, July 25, 2017
Kansans With Disabilities Fearful Of Obamacare Replacement Bill, By Jim McLean, June 27, 2017
KC disability community fears Medicaid changes in GOP health bill, By Andy Marso, May 31, 2017
Kansas Crisis Centers Say New Law Creates Mental Health Funding Need, By Meg Wingerter, May 25, 2017
KU Hospital And For-Profit Chain To Acquire Troubled Topeka Hospital, By Jim McLean, May 04, 2017
Kansas Lawmakers Unlikely To Vote Again On Medicaid Expansion, Says GOP Leader, By Jim McLean, May 01, 2017
KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact, By Veronica Coons, April 24, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Gearing Up For Another Override Attempt, By Jim McLean and Meg Wingerter, April 07, 2017
Kansas House fails to override Brownback veto of Medicaid, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, April 03, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Now Just One Step Away, By Jim McLean, March 27, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Heads To Senate For Vote Next Week, By Jim McLean, March 23, 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
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

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Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know, By Julie Rovner, September 19, 2017
Lawmakers vent frustration over lack of progress recertifying Osawatomie State Hospital, By Peter Hancock, August 03, 2017
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability, By Alex Smith, June 13, 2017
Lawmakers Approve Funding For Kansas Medicaid, Mental Health Centers; By Meg Wingerter, June 07, 2017
Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, April 21, 2017
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

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Medicaid Has A Bull’s-Eye On Its Back, Which Means No One Is Entirely Safe, By Phil Galewitz, September 25, 2017
Moderates would have to swallow deep Medicaid cuts for GOP health-care push to succeed, By Paige Winfield Cunningham, September 19, 2017
Moran, a previous wild card, not taking sides yet in new health care push, By Johnathan Shorman, September 18, 2017
McConnell on last ditch ObamaCare repeal: Find the votes, By Peter Sullivan, September 12, 2017
Moran, Roberts Vote For ‘Skinny Repeal’ As McCain Casts Deciding Vote Against It, By Jim McLean, July 28, 2017
Moran Studying Changes To Senate Health Bill, Opponents Urging Him To Stand Firm, By Jim McLean, July 13, 2017
Moran Tells Kansas Crowd He’s Open To Supporting Revised GOP Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2017
Moran Has First Town Hall Meeting Since Announcing Opposition To Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 06, 2017
Moran weighs in on health care bill at rowdy town hall in Lenexa, By Bryan Lowry, June 12, 2017
Medicare plans to replace Social Security numbers on cards, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, May 30, 2017
MTPO to Unveil Futures 2040 Plan Recommendations, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, April 2017
Medicaid expansion advocates push for more support in Legislature, By John Hanna and Allison Kite, April 22, 2017
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

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Nursing home where 9 died in scorching heat was just shut down by the state, By Monique O. Madan, September 20, 2017
Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’, By Jordan Rau, September 19, 2017
New Uber-like ride-hailing service helps riders with disabilities in KC, By Robert A. Cronkleton, April 25, 2017
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

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Obamacare 2018 enrollment opens Wed. with little federal mention, lower rates for some, By Jayne O'Donnell, October 31, 2017
Obamacare Premiums Mixed For Kansas Consumers, While Missouri Rates Climb
, By Jim McLean and Alex Smith, September 01, 2017
Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices, By Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold, August 17, 2017
Osawatomie State Hospital Back On Track For Recertification, Officials Say, By Jim McLean, August 16, 2017
One More Try? Why Obamacare Repeal Is on the Horizon Again, By Rob Garver, August 14, 2017
ObamaCare repeal: Now what?, By Rachel Roubien and Jessie Hellman, July 28, 2017
Olathe Native And Former Medicare-Medicaid Official: GOP Health Bill Poses Threats To Families, By Dan Margolies, June 02, 2017
Obamacare repeal bill is the zombie GOP can’t kill — or bring back to life, By Jennifer Haberkorn and Kyle Cheney, April 14, 2017
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

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Pence’s health care power play, By Adam Cancryn, November 13, 2017
Prairie Village mom of son with disabilities lobbies Moran to vote against Graham-Cassidy, By Jay Senter, September 26, 2017
Postcard From The Hill: Senators Shelve Histrionics In Search Of Obamacare Fix, By Rachel Bluth, September 12, 2017
KanCare Renewal Public Meetings Scheduled, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), May 23, 2017
Poll Shows Most Kansans Support Medicaid Expansion, But Is It Too Late For This Session?, By Meg Wingerter, May 08, 2017
Political Theater: How A Bill That Nearly All Opposed Managed To Pass The House, By Phil Galewitz, May 05, 2017
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

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Republicans’ tax bill could trigger a $25 billion cut to Medicare, By Tara Golshan, November 14, 2017
Republicans leave town with no clear path on Obamacare, By Jennifer Haberkorn and Paul Demko, August 03, 2017
Report: ACA Repeal Would Send Native American Uninsured Rate Soaring, By Jim McLean, July 12, 2017
Republicans Return From Recess Under Health Care Time Crunch, By Joe Williams, July, 05,2017
Raise the Wage Act of 2017 Will Eliminate Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities, By , May 26, 2017
Restricted Access to Tables, By Michael Collins, April 01, 2017
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

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Some States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor — And For Hospitals, By Michelle Andrews, November 14, 2017
Senate won't vote on ObamaCare repeal bill, By Alexander Bolton, September 26, 2017
Senate’s latest healthcare reform attempt of concern to KASB, By Nick Gosnell, September 19, 2017
Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday, By Peter Sullivan, September 09, 2017
Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find, By Ina Jaffe, August 28, 2017
Senate panel to begin bipartisan hearings on stabilizing health insurance market, By Michael Collins, August 22, 2017
Senate rejects Obamacare repeal, By John Bresnahan, Burgess Everett, Jennifer Haberkorn and Seung Min Kim, July 28, 2017
Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect, By Thomas Kaplan, July 25, 2017
Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency', By Christina Samuels, July 11, 2017
Survey Says: Medicaid Recipients Really Like Their Coverage And Care, By Alison Kodjak, July 10, 2017
Senate GOP brings Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows
, By Adam Cancryn , Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, June 22, 2017
Salvation Army giving away fans Monday, By Phil Anderson, June 14, 2017
Senate Panel Approves Bill Revamping Medicare for Chronically Ill Patients, By Jon Reid, May 18, 2017
Self-Advocates Arrested At White House, By Michelle Diament, May 16, 2017
Seniors Ride the Metro Free Troughout the Month of May!, Topeka Metro, May 2017
Sources: KU Health System and Ardent will take over St. Francis, By Morgan Chilson, May 04, 2017
Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care, By Judith Graham, April 26, 2017
Stormont approached by St. Francis to take over assets, By Morgan Chilson, April 18, 2017
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

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Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears, By Phil Galewitz, November 15, 2017
Trump healthcare order could face strong legal objections, By Brendan Pierson, Nate Raymond, October 11, 2017
The resistance is making one last all-out push to kill the GOP health bill, By Jeff Stein, September 25, 2017
The 4 steps for Republicans to repeal Obamacare in the next 2 weeks
, By Dylan Scott, September 18, 2017
This nonprofit equips people with disabilities with the tools needed for a hurricane like Irma, By Rebecca Ruiz, September 09, 2017
The Jerry Lewis Telethon Could Have Had a Happy Ending, By Mike Ervin, August 23, 2017
Tobii, Microsoft Collaborate to Add Eye-Tracking to Windows 10, By Seth McBride, August 11, 2017
The planned destruction of Medicaid, By Jonathan P. Baird, August 04, 2017
The Business of Managing Your PCAs, By Alex Ghenis, August 01, 2017
The GOP’s Latest Health-Care Gambit, By Ed Kilgore, August 01, 2017
Topeka Metro to Host Public Meeting on Fall/Winter 2017-18 Updates, Topeka Metro, July 2017
TILRC's 27th Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration, July 28th!
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt, By Dylan Matthews, June 22,2017
Trump Budget Proposal Slashes Disability Services, By Seth McBride, May 31st, 2017
Trump's New Budget Plan Guts Medicaid. Here's What You Need to Know, By Alicia Adamczyk, May 23, 2017
Topeka ADA Advisory Council Launches Survey to Gauge Communities Perception of Accessibility Services, From the City of Topeka’s ADA Advisory Council, May 22, 2017
Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits, By Damian Paletta, May 21, 2017
The Bug Problem in Nursing Homes, By Lucette Lagnado, May 15, 2017
Topeka Metro explores workforce route south of the city, By Luke Ranker, May 15, 2017
Topeka Metro Announces April and May Free Ride Promotions, By Topeka Metro, April 2017
The ACA Is Safe for Now, But What’s Ahead?, By Howard Bedlin, March 27, 2017
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

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Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect, By Thomas Kaplan, July 25, 2017
U.S. senators expected to vote on health care debate, By Allison Kite, July 24, 2017
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

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Vision for Topeka's travel future comes together, By Lindsay Sax, August 18, 2016

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What You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan, By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey, September 13, 2017
Week ahead: Congress returns to take up bipartisan health care effort, By Jessie Hellman, September 05, 2017
Why Medicaid matters to you, By Sharona Hoffman, August 09, 2017
What’s Next for Health Care in Congress: Medicaid, CHIP, and Bipartisan Reform, By Jane Sheehan, August 04, 2017
What's next in the Senate repeal saga? Good question, By Paul Demko, July 25, 017
Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?, By Julie Rovner, July 25, 2017
With Kansas Senator's Opposition, GOP Healthcare Bill Stopped, By Jim McLean, July 17, 2017
What's actually in the GOP health care bill, By Brianna Ehley, May 04, 2017
What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus, By Margot Sanger-Katz, April 26, 2017
White House plans Obamacare showdown next week, By Adam Cancryn, April 20, 2017
Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own, By Shefali Luthra, March 31, 2017
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

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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

Benefits
Republicans’ tax bill could trigger a $25 billion cut to Medicare, By Tara Golshan, November 14, 2017
5 Outside-The-Box Ideas For Fixing The Individual Insurance Market, By Julie Rovner, August 30, 2017
Trump Budget Proposal Slashes Disability Services, By Seth McBride, May 31st, 2017
Trump's New Budget Plan Guts Medicaid. Here's What You Need to Know, By Alicia Adamczyk, May 23, 2017
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

Civil Rights
Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find, By Ina Jaffe, August 28, 2017
ADAPT Thanks Rep Jim Sensenbrenner for introducing Disability Integration Act (DIA), From ADAPT, May 17, 2017
Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services, By Shaun Heasley, May 09, 2017
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

Education
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016

Employment
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016

Federal Issues
597 days. And still waiting., By Terrence McCoy, November 20, 2017
Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears, By Phil Galewitz, November 15, 2017
Prairie Village mom of son with disabilities lobbies Moran to vote against Graham-Cassidy, By Jay Senter, September 26, 2017
Medicaid Has A Bull’s-Eye On Its Back, Which Means No One Is Entirely Safe, By Phil Galewitz, September 25, 2017
Cassidy-Graham is like previous Affordable Care Act repeal bills. It will hurt Kansans., By Sandy Praeger, September 20, 2017
Senate’s latest healthcare reform attempt of concern to KASB, By Nick Gosnell, September 19, 2017
Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’, By Jordan Rau, September 19, 2017
Congress Makes Progress in Destroying the Americans with Disabilities Act, By Robyn Powell, September 11, 2017
Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find, By Ina Jaffe, August 28, 2017
One More Try? Why Obamacare Repeal Is on the Horizon Again, By Rob Garver, August 14, 2017
The planned destruction of Medicaid, By Jonathan P. Baird, August 04, 2017
Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress., By Susan Jaffe, July 31, 2017
Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment, By Phil Galewitz, July 28, 2017
Disability-Rights Activists Are the Real Heroes of the Health-Care Fight, By John Nichols, July 28 2017
Moran, Roberts Vote For ‘Skinny Repeal’ As McCain Casts Deciding Vote Against It, By Jim McLean, July 28, 2017
ADA Anniversary Reminds Us There’s Much Work Still To Do, By Carol Glazer, July 26, 2017
Hundreds of disability rights activists vow indefinite sit-in if GOP proceeds to ACA repeal, By Mic Network, July 25, 2017
Report: ACA Repeal Would Send Native American Uninsured Rate Soaring, By Jim McLean, July 12, 2017
Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency', By Christina Samuels, July 11, 2017
Survey Says: Medicaid Recipients Really Like Their Coverage And Care, By Alison Kodjak, July 10, 2017
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
Kansans With Disabilities Fearful Of Obamacare Replacement Bill, By Jim McLean, June 27, 2017
Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans, From ADAPT, June 22, 2017
Senate GOP brings Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows, By Adam Cancryn , Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, June 22, 2017
AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes, By Phil Galewitz, June 14, 2017
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability, By Alex Smith, June 13, 2017
GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds; By Phil Galewitz, June 07, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan, By Elly Yu, June 06, 2017
Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, June 06, 2017
After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site, By Michelle Diament, June 01, 2016
KC disability community fears Medicaid changes in GOP health bill, By Andy Marso, May 31, 2017
Medicare plans to replace Social Security numbers on cards, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, May 30, 2017
Raise the Wage Act of 2017 Will Eliminate Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities, By , May 26, 2017
Senate Panel Approves Bill Revamping Medicare for Chronically Ill Patients, By Jon Reid, May 18, 2017
ADAPT goes to FDA to take on Judge Rotenberg Center, By Matt Stafford, May 17, 2017
For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees, By Anya Kamenetz, May 17, 2017
Self-Advocates Arrested At White House, By Michelle Diament, May 16, 2017
Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services, By Shaun Heasley, May 09, 2017
Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back, By Judith Graham, May 04, 2017
Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, April 21, 2017
As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off, By Shefali Luthra, April 12, 2017
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, November 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

Health/Long-term Services
597 days. And still waiting., By Terrence McCoy, November 20, 2017
Caregivers of disabled left in dark under Kansas’ private healthcare system, By Andy Marso, November 16, 2017
Some States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor — And For Hospitals, By Michelle Andrews, November 14, 2017
Congress’ Cold Shoulder Sends Shivers Through Community Health Centers, By Rachel Bluth, September 27, 2017
Why Medicaid matters to you, By Sharona Hoffman, August 09, 2017
Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress., By Susan Jaffe, July 31, 2017
ADAPT Thanks Rep Jim Sensenbrenner for introducing Disability Integration Act (DIA), From ADAPT, May 17, 2017
Self-Advocates Arrested At White House, By Michelle Diament, May 16, 2017
CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care, By Phil Galewitz, May 11, 2017
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

Health Insurance/Healthcare Reform
Obamacare 2018 enrollment opens Wed. with little federal mention, lower rates for some, By Jayne O'Donnell, October 31, 2017
Trump healthcare order could face strong legal objections, By Brendan Pierson, Nate Raymond, October 11, 2017
Five questions on healthcare following Price's resignation, By Rachel Roubein and Jessie Hellman, September 29, 2017
Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure, By Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar, September 27, 2017
Senate won't vote on ObamaCare repeal bill, By Alexander Bolton, September 26, 2017
Prairie Village mom of son with disabilities lobbies Moran to vote against Graham-Cassidy
, By Jay Senter, September 26, 2017
The resistance is making one last all-out push to kill the GOP health bill
, By Jeff Stein, September 25, 2017
Cassidy-Graham is like previous Affordable Care Act repeal bills. It will hurt Kansans., By Sandy Praeger, September 20, 2017
Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know, By Julie Rovner, September 19, 2017
Senate’s latest healthcare reform attempt of concern to KASB, By Nick Gosnell, September 19, 2017
Moderates would have to swallow deep Medicaid cuts for GOP health-care push to succeed, By Paige Winfield Cunningham, September 19, 2017
Moran, a previous wild card, not taking sides yet in new health care push, By Johnathan Shorman, September 18, 2017
The 4 steps for Republicans to repeal Obamacare in the next 2 weeks, By Dylan Scott, September 18, 2017
Hospitals fear new GOP block-grant bill would slash Medicaid funding, By Harris Meyer, September 13, 2017
What You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan, By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey, September 13, 2017
Postcard From The Hill: Senators Shelve Histrionics In Search Of Obamacare Fix, By Rachel Bluth, September 12, 2017
McConnell on last ditch ObamaCare repeal: Find the votes, By Peter Sullivan, September 12, 2017
Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday, By Peter Sullivan, September 09, 2017
Week ahead: Congress returns to take up bipartisan health care effort, By Jessie Hellman, September 05, 2017
Obamacare Premiums Mixed For Kansas Consumers, While Missouri Rates Climb, By Jim McLean and Alex Smith, September 01, 2017
5 Outside-The-Box Ideas For Fixing The Individual Insurance Market, By Julie Rovner, August 30, 2017
Senate panel to begin bipartisan hearings on stabilizing health insurance market, By Michael Collins, August 22, 2017
CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments, By Rachel Roubein, August 15, 2017
One More Try? Why Obamacare Repeal Is on the Horizon Again, By Rob Garver, August 14, 2017
A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate, By Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar, August 14, 2017
Democrats see ObamaCare leverage in spending fights, By Mike Lillis, August 13, 2017
Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare, By Rachel Roubein and Nathaniel Weixel, August 06, 2017
What’s Next for Health Care in Congress: Medicaid, CHIP, and Bipartisan Reform, By Jane Sheehan, August 04, 2017
Republicans leave town with no clear path on Obamacare, By Jennifer Haberkorn and Paul Demko, August 03, 2017
The GOP’s Latest Health-Care Gambit, By Ed Kilgore, August 01, 2017
Centrist lawmakers plot bipartisan health care stabilization bill, By Heather Caygle and Paul Demko, July 30, 2017
Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment, By Phil Galewitz, July 28, 2017
Disability-Rights Activists Are the Real Heroes of the Health-Care Fight, By John Nichols, July 28 2017
Senate rejects Obamacare repeal, By John Bresnahan, Burgess Everett, Jennifer Haberkorn and Seung Min Kim, July 28, 2017
ObamaCare repeal: Now what?, By Rachel Roubien and Jessie Hellman, July 28, 2017
Moran, Roberts Vote For ‘Skinny Repeal’ As McCain Casts Deciding Vote Against It, By Jim McLean, July 28, 2017
What's next in the Senate repeal saga? Good question, By Paul Demko, July 25, 017
Hundreds of disability rights activists vow indefinite sit-in if GOP proceeds to ACA repeal, By Mic Network, July 25, 2017
Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?, By Julie Rovner, July 25, 2017
Kansas Senator Moran Votes To Trigger Debate On ACA Repeal Bill, By Jim McLean, July 25, 2017
Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect, By Thomas Kaplan, July 25, 2017
U.S. senators expected to vote on health care debate, By Allison Kite, July 24, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Time to Celebrate a Victory and Thank Senator Moran!, July 18, 2017
GOP health care bill collapses, By Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, July 18, 2017
With Kansas Senator's Opposition, GOP Healthcare Bill Stopped, By Jim McLean, July 17, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Another Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, July 17, 2017
Moran Studying Changes To Senate Health Bill, Opponents Urging Him To Stand Firm, By Jim McLean, July 13, 2017
GOP badly needs Jerry Moran on health care. Will he be there?, By Lindsay Wise, July 12, 2017
Report: ACA Repeal Would Send Native American Uninsured Rate Soaring, By Jim McLean, July 12, 2017
Dump Medicaid changes in ACA repeal bill and consider them later, former CMS chiefs urge, By Harris Meyer, July 11, 2017
Moran Tells Kansas Crowd He’s Open To Supporting Revised GOP Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2017
Moran Has First Town Hall Meeting Since Announcing Opposition To Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 06, 2017
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms, By Michael McAuliff, June 27, 2017
Kansans With Disabilities Fearful Of Obamacare Replacement Bill, By Jim McLean, June 27, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, June 28, 2017
Advocacy Alert Update: Senate Bill Makes Deeper Cuts to Medicaid!, June 23, 2017
Deeper Medicaid cuts in Senate bill draw resistance from disabled, By Andy Marso, June 22, 2017
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt, By Dylan Matthews, June 22,2017
Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans, From ADAPT, June 22, 2017
Senate GOP brings Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows, By Adam Cancryn , Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, June 22, 2017
Ear To The Door: 5 Things Being Weighed In Secret Health Bill Also Weigh It Down, By Julie Rovner, June 16, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate AHCA Vote Imminent!, June 16, 2017
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability, By Alex Smith, June 13, 2017
Moran weighs in on health care bill at rowdy town hall in Lenexa, By Bryan Lowry, June 12, 2017
GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds; By Phil Galewitz, June 07, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan, By Elly Yu, June 06, 2017
Republicans Return From Recess Under Health Care Time Crunch, By Joe Williams, June, 05,2017
Olathe Native And Former Medicare-Medicaid Official: GOP Health Bill Poses Threats To Families, By Dan Margolies, June 02, 2017
KC disability community fears Medicaid changes in GOP health bill, By Andy Marso, May 31, 2017
A Busy Week For Health: Budget Cuts, CBO Scores And Mitch McConnell’s Cryptic Signal, By Kaiser Health News, May 26, 2017
Poll Shows Most Kansans Support Medicaid Expansion, But Is It Too Late For This Session?, By Meg Wingerter, May 08, 2017
Political Theater: How A Bill That Nearly All Opposed Managed To Pass The House, By Phil Galewitz, May 05, 2017
A Squeaker In The House Becomes Headache For The Senate: 5 Things To Watch, By Julie Rovner, May 04, 2017
What's actually in the GOP health care bill, By Brianna Ehley, May 04, 2017
House approves Obamacare repeal bill, By Kyle Cheney, John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade, May 04, 2017
GOP rushing to vote on healthcare without analysis of changes, By Peter Sullivan and Cristina Marcos, May 03, 2017
5 Trump health care promises that won't become reality, By Dan Diamond, May 01, 2017
Kansas Lawmakers Unlikely To Vote Again On Medicaid Expansion, Says GOP Leader, By Jim McLean, May 01, 2017
What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus, By Margot Sanger-Katz, April 26, 2017
KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact, By Veronica Coons, April 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion advocates push for more support in Legislature, By John Hanna and Allison Kite, April 22, 2017
Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, April 21, 2017
White House plans Obamacare showdown next week, By Adam Cancryn, April 20, 2017
Hundreds Rally Against Closure Of Topeka Hospital At Center Of Medicaid Expansion Debate, By Jim McLean, April 18, 2017
Obamacare repeal bill is the zombie GOP can’t kill — or bring back to life, By Jennifer Haberkorn and Kyle Cheney, April 14, 2017
As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off, By Shefali Luthra, April 12, 2017
Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage, By Jay Hancock, April 10, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Gearing Up For Another Override Attempt, By Jim McLean and Meg Wingerter, April 07, 2017
GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill, By Julie Rovner, April 06, 2017
Kansas House fails to override Brownback veto of Medicaid, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, April 03, 2017
Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own, By Shefali Luthra, March 31, 2017
Brownback Veto Sets Up Medicaid Expansion Battle With Legislature, By Meg Wingerter and Stephen Koranda, March 30, 2017
Brownback vetoes Medicaid expansion, saying it’s ‘bad for Kansas’, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, March 30, 2017
The ACA Is Safe for Now, But What’s Ahead?, By Howard Bedlin, March 27, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Now Just One Step Away, By Jim McLean, March 27, 2017
House Leaders ‘Came Up Short’ In Effort To Kill Obamacare, By Mary Agnes Carey, March 24, 2017
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, 2016y 08, 2014

Housing
Local nonprofit organizations partner to serve people with disabilities, By Angela Deines, August 22, 2016

Institutions
Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’, By Jordan Rau, September 19, 2017
Florida nursing home where eight deaths occurred had repeat safety violations, By Max Blau, September 13, 2017
Kansas nursing home inspectors didn’t follow up on half of problems found, report says, By Andy Marso and Hunter Woodall, September 11, 2017
KDADS secretary Tim Keck pitches privatization of troubled Osawatomie hospital, By Allison Kite, August 30, 2017
Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find, By Ina Jaffe, August 28, 2017
Osawatomie State Hospital Back On Track For Recertification, Officials Say, By Jim McLean, August 16, 2017
ADAPT goes to FDA to take on Judge Rotenberg Center, By Matt Stafford, May 17, 2017
The Bug Problem in Nursing Homes, By Lucette Lagnado, May 15, 2017
America’s hidden horror: Sexual abuse in nursing homes and care facilities, By Mark Davis and Ian Cummings, April 23, 2017
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

Kansas/Topeka Government
KanCare Concerns A Challenge For Officials Seeking To Renew Privatized Medicaid Plan, By Jim McLean, November 20, 2017
Caregivers of disabled left in dark under Kansas’ private healthcare system, By Andy Marso, November 16, 2017
Kansas Medicaid Officials Unveil KanCare Renewal Plan To Mixed Reviews, By Jim McLean, October 27, 2017
Kansas Launches Final Phase Of Troubled Enrollment System, By Stephen Koranda, September 27, 2017
Kansas nursing home inspectors didn’t follow up on half of problems found, report says, By Andy Marso and Hunter Woodall, September 11, 2017
KDADS secretary Tim Keck pitches privatization of troubled Osawatomie hospital, By Allison Kite, August 30, 2017
Fact Meter: Kansas budget director’s chart offers misleading view of KanCare waiting list, By Tim Carpenter, August 28, 2017
Foster parents of children with disabilities face unique challenges under KanCare, lawmakers told, By Peter Hancock, August 23, 2017
Osawatomie State Hospital Back On Track For Recertification, Officials Say, By Jim McLean, August 16, 2017
Lawmakers vent frustration over lack of progress recertifying Osawatomie State Hospital, By Peter Hancock, August 03, 2017
Topeka Metro to Host Public Meeting on Fall/Winter 2017-18 Updates, Topeka Metro, July 2017
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
High percentage of students with learning disabilities drop out of high school, report finds, By Mará Rose Williams, June 16, 2017
Lawmakers Approve Funding For Kansas Medicaid, Mental Health Centers; By Meg Wingerter, June 07, 2017
Kansas Crisis Centers Say New Law Creates Mental Health Funding Need, By Meg Wingerter, May 25, 2017
Federal Officials OK ‘Corrective Plan’ As Kansas Pursues KanCare Extension, By Meg Wingerter, May 24, 2017
KanCare Renewal Public Meetings Scheduled, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), May 23, 2017
Topeka ADA Advisory Council Launches Survey to Gauge Communities Perception of Accessibility Services, From the City of Topeka’s ADA Advisory Council, May 22, 2017
Topeka Metro explores workforce route south of the city, By Luke Ranker, May 15, 2017
Poll Shows Most Kansans Support Medicaid Expansion, But Is It Too Late For This Session?, By Meg Wingerter, May 08, 2017
KU Hospital And For-Profit Chain To Acquire Troubled Topeka Hospital, By Jim McLean, May 04, 2017
Sources: KU Health System and Ardent will take over St. Francis, By Morgan Chilson, May 04, 2017
Kansas Lawmakers Unlikely To Vote Again On Medicaid Expansion, Says GOP Leader, By Jim McLean, May 01, 2017
KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact, By Veronica Coons, April 24, 2017
MTPO to Unveil Futures 2040 Plan Recommendations, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, April 2017
Medicaid expansion advocates push for more support in Legislature, By John Hanna and Allison Kite, April 22, 2017
Hundreds Rally Against Closure Of Topeka Hospital At Center Of Medicaid Expansion Debate, By Jim McLean, April 18, 2017
Topeka Metro Announces April and May Free Ride Promotions, By Topeka Metro, April 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Gearing Up For Another Override Attempt, By Jim McLean and Meg Wingerter, April 07, 2017
Kansas House fails to override Brownback veto of Medicaid, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, April 03, 2017
Brownback Veto Sets Up Medicaid Expansion Battle With Legislature, By Meg Wingerter and Stephen Koranda, March 30, 2017
Brownback vetoes Medicaid expansion, saying it’s ‘bad for Kansas’, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, March 30, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Now Just One Step Away, By Jim McLean, March 27, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Heads To Senate For Vote Next Week, By Jim McLean, March 23, 2017
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

Medicaid
KanCare Concerns A Challenge For Officials Seeking To Renew Privatized Medicaid Plan, By Jim McLean, November 20, 2017
Caregivers of disabled left in dark under Kansas’ private healthcare system, By Andy Marso, November 16, 2017
Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears, By Phil Galewitz, November 15, 2017
Some States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor — And For Hospitals, By Michelle Andrews, November 14, 2017
Kansas Medicaid Officials Unveil KanCare Renewal Plan To Mixed Reviews, By Jim McLean, October 27, 2017
Kansas Launches Final Phase Of Troubled Enrollment System, By Stephen Koranda, September 27, 2017
Medicaid Has A Bull’s-Eye On Its Back, Which Means No One Is Entirely Safe, By Phil Galewitz, September 25, 2017
Moderates would have to swallow deep Medicaid cuts for GOP health-care push to succeed, By Paige Winfield Cunningham, September 19, 2017
Hospitals fear new GOP block-grant bill would slash Medicaid funding, By Harris Meyer, September 13, 2017
What You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan, By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey, September 13, 2017
Fact Meter: Kansas budget director’s chart offers misleading view of KanCare waiting list, By Tim Carpenter, August 28, 2017
Foster parents of children with disabilities face unique challenges under KanCare, lawmakers told, By Peter Hancock, August 23, 2017
Why Medicaid matters to you, By Sharona Hoffman, August 09, 2017
What’s Next for Health Care in Congress: Medicaid, CHIP, and Bipartisan Reform, By Jane Sheehan, August 04, 2017
The planned destruction of Medicaid, By Jonathan P. Baird, August 04, 2017
Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress., By Susan Jaffe, July 31, 2017
Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment, By Phil Galewitz, July 28, 2017
Disability-Rights Activists Are the Real Heroes of the Health-Care Fight, By John Nichols, July 28 2017
Hundreds of disability rights activists vow indefinite sit-in if GOP proceeds to ACA repeal, By Mic Network, July 25, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Time to Celebrate a Victory and Thank Senator Moran!, July 18, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Another Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, July 17, 2017
Moran Studying Changes To Senate Health Bill, Opponents Urging Him To Stand Firm, By Jim McLean, July 13, 2017
Report: ACA Repeal Would Send Native American Uninsured Rate Soaring, By Jim McLean, July 12, 2017
Dump Medicaid changes in ACA repeal bill and consider them later, former CMS chiefs urge, By Harris Meyer, July 11, 2017
Survey Says: Medicaid Recipients Really Like Their Coverage And Care, By Alison Kodjak, July 10, 2017
Moran Tells Kansas Crowd He’s Open To Supporting Revised GOP Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2017
Moran Has First Town Hall Meeting Since Announcing Opposition To Health Bill, By Jim McLean, July 06, 2017
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017
Kansans With Disabilities Fearful Of Obamacare Replacement Bill, By Jim McLean, June 27, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!, June 28, 2017
Advocacy Alert Update: Senate Bill Makes Deeper Cuts to Medicaid!, June 23, 2017
Deeper Medicaid cuts in Senate bill draw resistance from disabled, By Andy Marso, June 22, 2017
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt, By Dylan Matthews, June 22,2017
Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans, From ADAPT, June 22, 2017
Senate GOP brings Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows, By Adam Cancryn , Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn, June 22, 2017
Advocacy Alert: Senate AHCA Vote Imminent!, June 16, 2017
AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes, By Phil Galewitz, June 14, 2017
GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds; By Phil Galewitz, June 07, 2017
Lawmakers Approve Funding For Kansas Medicaid, Mental Health Centers; By Meg Wingerter, June 07, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan, By Elly Yu, June 06, 2017
Olathe Native And Former Medicare-Medicaid Official: GOP Health Bill Poses Threats To Families, By Dan Margolies, June 02, 2017
KC disability community fears Medicaid changes in GOP health bill, By Andy Marso, May 31, 2017
Federal Officials OK ‘Corrective Plan’ As Kansas Pursues KanCare Extension, By Meg Wingerter, May 24, 2017
Trump's New Budget Plan Guts Medicaid. Here's What You Need to Know, By Alicia Adamczyk, May 23, 2017
KanCare Renewal Public Meetings Scheduled, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), May 23, 2017
Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits, By Damian Paletta, May 21, 2017
CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care, By Phil Galewitz, May 11, 2017
Poll Shows Most Kansans Support Medicaid Expansion, But Is It Too Late For This Session?, By Meg Wingerter, May 08, 2017
Kansas Lawmakers Unlikely To Vote Again On Medicaid Expansion, Says GOP Leader, By Jim McLean, May 01, 2017
KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact, By Veronica Coons, April 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion advocates push for more support in Legislature, By John Hanna and Allison Kite, April 22, 2017
Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, April 21, 2017
Hundreds Rally Against Closure Of Topeka Hospital At Center Of Medicaid Expansion Debate, By Jim McLean, April 18, 2017
As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off, By Shefali Luthra, April 12, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Gearing Up For Another Override Attempt, By Jim McLean and Meg Wingerter, April 07, 2017
Kansas House fails to override Brownback veto of Medicaid, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, April 03, 2017
Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own, By Shefali Luthra, March 31, 2017
Brownback Veto Sets Up Medicaid Expansion Battle With Legislature, By Meg Wingerter and Stephen Koranda, March 30, 2017
Brownback vetoes Medicaid expansion, saying it’s ‘bad for Kansas’, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, March 30, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Now Just One Step Away, By Jim McLean, March 27, 2017
KanCare Expansion Bill Heads To Senate For Vote Next Week, By Jim McLean, March 23, 2017
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

Medicare
Republicans’ tax bill could trigger a $25 billion cut to Medicare, By Tara Golshan, November 14, 2017
Osawatomie State Hospital Back On Track For Recertification, Officials Say, By Jim McLean, August 16, 2017
Lawmakers vent frustration over lack of progress recertifying Osawatomie State Hospital, By Peter Hancock, August 03, 2017
Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, June 06, 2017
Olathe Native And Former Medicare-Medicaid Official: GOP Health Bill Poses Threats To Families, By Dan Margolies, June 02, 2017
Medicare plans to replace Social Security numbers on cards, By Ricardo ALlonso-Zaldivar, May 30, 2017
Senate Panel Approves Bill Revamping Medicare for Chronically Ill Patients, By Jon Reid, May 18, 2017
Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back, By Judith Graham, May 04, 2017
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

Mental Health Issues
Lawmakers Approve Funding For Kansas Medicaid, Mental Health Centers; By Meg Wingerter, June 07, 2017
Kansas Crisis Centers Say New Law Creates Mental Health Funding Need, By Meg Wingerter, May 25, 2017
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

Olmstead Decision
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016

Prescription Drugs
Do Pharma’s Claims On Drug Prices Pass The Smell Test? We Found 5 Stinkers., By Jay Hancock, October 02, 2017
Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back, By Judith Graham, May 04, 2017
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

State/Local Issues
Topeka Metro to Host Public Meeting on Fall/Winter 2017-18 Updates, Topeka Metro, July 2017
TILRC's 27th Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration, July 28th!
High percentage of students with learning disabilities drop out of high school, report finds, By Mará Rose Williams, June 16, 2017
Topeka Metro explores workforce route south of the city, By Luke Ranker, May 15, 2017
Seniors Ride the Metro Free Troughout the Month of May!, Topeka Metro, May 2017
New Uber-like ride-hailing service helps riders with disabilities in KC, By Robert A. Cronkleton, April 25, 2017
MTPO to Unveil Futures 2040 Plan Recommendations, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, April 2017
Topeka Metro Announces April and May Free Ride Promotions, By Topeka Metro, April 2017
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

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

Transportation
Topeka Metro Offers Free Rides on Election Day, From the Topeka Metro, October, 10, 2016

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


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