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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Gov. Brownback signs ‘Joey’s Law,’ drug overdose bills; By Tim Carpenter, March 06, 2017
GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill, By Julie Rovner, April 06, 2017

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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New Uber-like ride-hailing service helps riders with disabilities in KC, By Robert A. Cronkleton, April 25, 2017

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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

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Postcard From The Hill: Senators Shelve Histrionics In Search Of Obamacare Fix, By Rachel Bluth, September 12, 2017
Public Input Period – KanCare Renewal, From the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), May 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

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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

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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

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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
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

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U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017

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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

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Abuse and Neglect

Benefits
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

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

Education
Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools, By Celia Llopis-Jepsen, July 05, 2017

Employment

Federal Issues
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

Health/Long-term Services
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
Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability, By Alex Smith, June 13, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan, By Elly Yu, June 06, 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, 201715

Health Insurance/Healthcare Reform
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
Moran, Roberts Vote For ‘Skinny Repeal’ As McCain Casts Deciding Vote Against It, By Jim McLean, 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
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
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
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
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

Housing

Institutions
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

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

Kansas/Topeka Government
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
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

Medicaid
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

Medicare
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

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

Prescription Drugs
Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back, By Judith Graham, May 04, 2017

Recreation/Travel/Entertaiment
Restricted Access to Tables, By Michael Collins, April 01, 2017

State/Local Issues
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

Technology
U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017

Transportation

Veterans


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