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A Guide To Budget Reconciliation: The Byzantine Rules For Disassembling The Health Law, By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying, February, 06, 2017
Advocates, recipients react to Kansas officials’ pushback against federal KanCare report, By McKenna Harford, Special to The Capital-Journal, January 23, 2017
Anderson Cooper’s ADA Attack on 60 Minutes, By , December 07, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election, By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, October 24, 2016
Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure, By Michelle Diament, October 14, 2016
After Paralysis, A Life Of 'A Different 10,000 Things', From NPR All Things Considered "Been There" Series, October 11, 2016
Act Now to Have Candidates Answer a Disability Rights Question in the Next Debate, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 05, 2016
A Practical To-Do List For Family Caregivers, By Judith Graham, September 29, 2016
After Medicaid cuts, top Kansas dentist drops two KanCare insurers, By Andy Marso, September 26, 2016
Adding Up the Clinton and Trump Health-Reform Proposals, By Zachary Tracer and Sahil Kapur, September 22, 2016
‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 30, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find, By Yuki Noguchi, NPR, May 18, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016
A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 05, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016

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Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
Brownback Budget Sets Up Fight With Legislature, By Andy Marso, January 11, 2017
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Busting Myths About Mental Illness, By Barbara Feder Ostrov, July 11, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Big Financial Costs Are Part Of Alzheimer’s Toll On Families, By Jon Hamilton, NPR News, March 31, 2016
Bridging Gaps in Implementing the Olmstead Mandate and Ending Chronic Homelessness, By Richard Cho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, February 24, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Brownback names interim KDADS secretary, By KHI News Service, December 10, 2015

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Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve, By Taunya English, WHYY, December 12, 2016
Concerns about Accommodation, By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder, Employment Options Inc.; November 10, 2016
Candidates say Legislature could revisit KanCare carve-out, By Andy Marso, October 06, 2016
Clinton makes an unusual push: To win over disabled people and their families, By John Wagner and Abby Phillip, September 21, 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say, By Gina Kolata, May 25, 2016
Community Living Skeptics Often Have Change Of Heart, By Shaun Heasley, May 17, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
College Psychology Classes Often Overlook Disabilities, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 02, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016

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Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
DeVos says she will protect students with disabilities, but advocates aren’t convinced, By Emma Brown, January 26, 2017
Dental Care Provider Halts Services At Kansas Nursing Homes Amid Medicaid Backlog, By Andy Marso, January 24, 2017
Dragon Individual Professional for PCs and Macs: The Tech Just Keeps Getting Better and Better, By Ben Mattlin, November 01, 2016
Disabled and disenfranchised: Families fight to restore voting rights, By Shoshana Walter, October 31, 2016
Doctor's Offices Should Get More Accessible Under New Rules, By Rachel Patterson, September 14, 2016
Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote, By Pam Fessler, September 04, 2016
Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election, By Shaun Heasley, August 16, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Disabled Voters Feeling Ignored By Candidates Take Election Into Own Hands, By Alex Zielinski, ThinkProgress, March 01, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016

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Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump, By Robert Pear, November 15, 2016
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Easy-to-Use Wheelchair Luggage by Phoenix Instinct, By Ian Ruder, September 9th, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 9, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
EEOC Launches Direct Video Access to ASL Speakers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 11, 2015

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5 takeaways from the leaked Republican bill to repeal Obamacare, By Dylan Scott, February 24, 2017
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
Facing skeptical lawmakers, state officials strike at critical KanCare report, By Jonathan Shorman, January 23, 2017
For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer, By Roger Cheng, October 24, 2016
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
Fatal Shooting of Deaf Man Raises Concerns About Police Training, By Allen Smith, J.D., August 31, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities, By Jessica Guynn, USA Today, March 26, 2016
First Confirmed Influenza Cases of 2015-2016 Season Identified in Kansas, From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), February 04, 2016
Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), January 25, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015

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Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
GraceMed drops Topeka behavioral health services, By Megan Hart, August 09, 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
GSA settles discrimination suit with blind contractors, By Carten Cordell, Federal Times, November 12, 2015

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House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
How driverless cars can empower Americans with disabilities, By Patrick Sisson, January 18, 2017
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission, By Judith Graham, September 01, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
House Panel Extends Funding For Medicare Program To Help Consumers, By Susan Jaffe, July 7, 2016
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games, From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), May 06, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016

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Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016

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Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015

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KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
KanCare Expansion Advocates Stage Statehouse Rally And Pack Hearing, By Jim McLean, February 09, 2017
KanCare reform measures grab attention of House, Senate committees, By Jonathan Shorman, January 31, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Kansas Medicaid application backlog climbs again, By Andy Marso, December 19, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions, By Jim McLean, November 16, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog concerns persist during open enrollment, By Andy Marso, November 14, 2016
Kansas assistance dogs change lives of both those who train them and those who get them, By Bill Blankenship, October 22, 2016
Kansas’ treatment of those with mental illness was a ‘study in neglect’ decades ago, By Jim McLean, October 23, 2016
Kansas mental health centers face new budget realities, By Megan Hart, September 15, 2016
KNI dental clinic continues non-resident services despite budget cuts, By Andy Marso, August 29, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Know Your Rights: Parenting with a Disability, Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers narrowly pass budget fix, adjourn, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, May 01, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2015
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015

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Lawmakers Seek Answers After KanCare Extension Denial, By Andy Marso, January 19, 2017
Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone, By Inara Verzemnieks, December 6, 2016
Legislative candidates urge reform of state's Medicaid income limits, By Tim Carpenter, October 05, 2016
Legislative auditors can’t confirm Medicaid backlog numbers, By Andy Marso, September 21, 2016
Local nonprofit organizations partner to serve people with disabilities, By Angela Deines, August 22, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
Lonely Planet Releases Accessible Travel Resources, By Ian Ruder, New Mobility, February 01, 2016
LIEAP Application Period Opens Tuesday 1/15/2016, From the Kansas Department for Childern and Families (DCF), January 2016

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More Funding For Mental Health, Disability, Senior Services In Kansas: None Of The Above?, By Meg Wingerter, February 10, 2017
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
Mylan Raised EpiPen’s Price Before the Expected Arrival of a Generic, By Andrew Pollack, August. 24, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say, By Marshall Allen & Olga Pierce, National Public Radio (NPR), May 03, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016

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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
NCD Encourages People with Disabilities to Register to Vote, From the National Council on Disability, July 11, 2016
Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients, By Matt Sedensky, May 08, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016

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Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
One In Six Eligible Voters Has A Disability, By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, September 12, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people, By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, April 12, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015

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Plan To Restore KanCare Cuts Comes With Delay, By Andy Marso, February 08, 2017
Push to change KanCare starts; budget director plans to testify against bill, By Hunter Woodall, January 31, 2017
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Paralympics 2016: 1500m champion ran faster than Olympic gold medallist because he couldn't see rivals, By Jack De Menezes, September 15, 2016
Psychiatric care elusive for developmentally disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 31, 2016
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016, From the Whitehouse, July 25, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care, By Alejandra Cancino, June 01, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016

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Republicans Eye Medicaid Cuts to Help Finance Their New Health Plan, By Eric Pianin, February 16, 2017
Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States, By Alison Kodjak, January 22, 2017
Reversing Medicaid cut a priority going into session, By Andy Marso, December 12, 2016
Report questions health claims of Medicaid privatization in Kansas, By Tim Carpenter, November 17, 2016
Recognizing the Impact of Voters with Disabilities on National Voter Registration Day, By Phillip Pauli, September 27, 2016
Recognizing the Power of Voters with Disability: Polling, Marching, Voting, By Phillip Pauli, September 20, 2016
Rio Paralympics 2016: Get set for full throttle, metal-on-metal action as the wheelchair rugby tournament starts in Brazil, By John Robinson, September 14, 2016
At Rio Paralympics, athletes take record-breaking to new level, From the Washington Post, September 13, 2016
Rio Paralympics: The stars of 2016, By Sarah Holt, CNN, September 06, 2016
RespectAbility Unveils #PwDsVote Disability Questionnaire for Senate and Gubernatorial Candidates, By Lauren Appelbaum, August 7, 2016
Ride Topeka Metro FREE After 5 during July!, From Topeka Metro, July 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Report Release - “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for People with Disabilities”, By the National Council on Disability (NCD), January 19, 2016
Registration now open for 2016 Employment First Summit, From the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, January 14, 2016
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015

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Schmidt returns to top spot on Kansas Senate health committee, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2016
Study: Many Caregivers Spend $7K Annually Out Of Pocket, By Rachel Bluth, November 14, 2016
Study Finds Transportation Lacking For Those With Special Needs, By Shaun Heasley, November 11, 2016
State seeks Kansans with physical disabilities dropped from wait list, By Andy Marso, November 11, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Study: Elderly’s Family Caregivers Need Help Too, By Rachel Bluth, September 13, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Shawnee County Election Office is looking for workers for the upcoming election, By Jared Thompson, July 25, 2016
Students audit Topeka Zoo accessibility, By Luke Ranker, July 22, 2016
Sanders, other lawmakers urge FDA approval of generic Crestor, By Ed Silverman, July 07, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
State floats possible Medicaid changes to skeptical audience, By Jonathan Shorman, May 24, 2016
Survey: Health care costs are bigger concern for Kansans, By Bryan Thompson, May 23, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Scammers offering to help with disability applications, By Andrew Johnson, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC, April 22, 2016
Seniors Ride Free During Month of May at Topeka Metro, From the Topeka Metro, April 2016
Study Finds Many Charter Schools Feeding "School-to-Prison Pipeline", By the Civil Rights Project, March 16, 2016
Section 503 and Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair, From SSA Ticket to Work, February 24, 2016
BBB: Scammers target taxpayers and tax preparers, By the Better Business Bureau, February 14, 2016
Senate health committee chairwoman ousted, By Andy Marso, February 14, 2016
7 Issues That Matter To Disabled Voters In 2016, By S. E. Smith, Bustle, February 08, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Scammers fake Social Security email, By Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, January 27, 2016
Senate Questions 'Egregious' Price Hikes For Specialty Medicines, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), December 09, 2015

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Trump education nominee opposed by special ed advocates, By Greg Toppo, USA Today, January 30, 2017
Topeka Metro to host public meetings on proposed changes for the Spring/Summer service updates, From the Topeka Metro, October 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Topeka Metro Offers Free Rides on Election Day, From the Topeka Metro, October, 10, 2016
The Importance of Down Ballot Elections for Disability Rights, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 11, 2016
Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress, By Ian Ruder, October 03, 2016
Topeka Metro promotes income qualified passes, From the Topeka Metro, September 06, 2016
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home, By Jenni Bergal, August 24, 2016
Training the Red Cross for Disaster, By Paul Timmons, New Mobility Magazine, March 01, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Topeka's Marian Clinic, after 27 years, to end medical services Dec. 31, By the Topeka Capital-Journal, December 16, 2015

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U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017
Uncertainty looms over health care policy as lawmakers prepare for session, By Jonathan Shorman, January 05, 2017
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
U.S. Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans, From the U.S. Access Board, December 14, 2016
Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access, By Maureen Gazda , October 18, 2016
USA Dominates Women’s Triathlon At Paralympics, By Triathlete.com, September 11, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Uber: Does the Transportation Revolution Include Us?, By Josie Byzek, May 02, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, February 22, 2016

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Vision for Topeka's travel future comes together, By Lindsay Sax, August 18, 2016
Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand, By Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, December 16, 2014

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Wheelchair basketball team promotes exercise, teamwork and educating others, By Savanna Maue, February 26, 2017
What’s The Matter With KanCare? Challenges On Four Fronts, By Andy Marso, February 22, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid, By Christina A. Cassidy, December 29, 2016
Wheelchair users will have more access to Uber rides, By Jason Laughlin, September 22, 2016
Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!, By Alison Kodjak, August 15, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds, By Yuki Noguchi, July 13, 2016
WHILL It or Whon't It?, By Ian Ruder and Tim Gilmer, with Bob Vogel, New Mobility, August 01, 2015

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

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


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Abuse and Neglect
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016

Benefits
Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump, By Robert Pear, November 15, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016

Civil Rights
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access, By Maureen Gazda , October 18, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
NCD Encourages People with Disabilities to Register to Vote, From the National Council on Disability, July 11, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
Study Finds Many Charter Schools Feeding "School-to-Prison Pipeline", By the Civil Rights Project, March 16, 2016
NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, From the National Association of the Deaf, January 26, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015

Education
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016

Employment
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015

Federal Issues
Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
Trump education nominee opposed by special ed advocates, By Greg Toppo, USA Today, January 30, 2017
DeVos says she will protect students with disabilities, but advocates aren’t convinced, By Emma Brown, January 26, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over To States, By Alison Kodjak, January 22, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law, By Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid, By Christina A. Cassidy, December 29, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, December 28, 2016
Anderson Cooper’s ADA Attack on 60 Minutes, By , December 07, 2016
Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone, By Inara Verzemnieks, December 6, 2016
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
KanCare renewal efforts slow in anticipation of federal changes, By Jim McLean, November 18, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court, By Nina Totenberg, October 31, 2016
As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election, By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, October 24, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
The Importance of Down Ballot Elections for Disability Rights, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 11, 2016
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
Act Now to Have Candidates Answer a Disability Rights Question in the Next Debate, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 05, 2016
Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate, By Michelle Diament, September 29, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid, By Meredith Kolodner, September 20, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility, By Christina Samuels, August 02, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016, From the Whitehouse, July 25, 2016
Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, June 29, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 09, 2016
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games, From the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), May 06, 2016
Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related, By Michelle Diament, May 05, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Scammers offering to help with disability applications, By Andrew Johnson, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC, April 22, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people, By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, April 12, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Section 503 and Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair, From SSA Ticket to Work, February 24, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities, From the U.S. Department of Education, February 22, 2016
Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), February 25, 2016
I Am Getting Social Security Disability Benefits and Want to Work. How Do I Get Started?, By Guest Blogger Marsha V. Robinson-Vaden, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, Social Security Administration, from Disability Blog, February 22, 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop, February 03, 2016
Scammers fake Social Security email, By Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, January 27, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Airline Fined $2 Million Over Accessibility Complaints, By Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop, January 08, 2016
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016
Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, December 30, 2015
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
EEOC Launches Direct Video Access to ASL Speakers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), December 11, 2015
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015

Health/Long-term Services
Federal Officials Evaluating Plan To Fix KanCare Disability Services, By Andy Marso, February 02, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans, By Shefali Luthra, January 24, 2017
KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law, By Jonathan Shorman, January 18, 2017
Kansas 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
Federal officials question Kansas disability support policies, By Andy Marso, October 24, 2016
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care, By Maureen Gazda, July 23, 2016
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
Survey: Health care costs are bigger concern for Kansans, By Bryan Thompson, May 23, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare
, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
Big Financial Costs Are Part Of Alzheimer’s Toll On Families, By Jon Hamilton, NPR News, March 31, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015

Health Insurance/Healthcare Reform
5 takeaways from the leaked Republican bill to repeal Obamacare, By Dylan Scott, February 24, 2017
Drowning In A ‘High-Risk Insurance Pool’ — At $18,000 A Year, By Mark Zdechlik, February 27, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Muscle Bill Through Kansas House, By Jim McLean, February 23, 2017
House Committee Votes To Sideline KanCare Expansion Bill, By Meg Wingerter, February 20, 2017
Close Vote Expected on KanCare Expansion Bill, By Jim McLean, February 16, 2017
Republicans Eye Medicaid Cuts to Help Finance Their New Health Plan, By Eric Pianin, February 16, 2017
Kansas still studying fiscal effect of expanding Medicaid, Allison Kite, Associated Press, February 14, 2017
Why high-risk pools won't crack the pre-existing condition dilemma, By Harris Meyer, February 13, 2017
A Guide To Budget Reconciliation: The Byzantine Rules For Disassembling The Health Law, By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying, February, 06, 2017
KanCare Expansion Supporters Tout New Poll Ahead Of Hearings, By Jim McLean, January 31, 2017
Adding Up the Clinton and Trump Health-Reform Proposals, By Zachary Tracer and Sahil Kapur, September 22, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Doctor's Offices Should Get More Accessible Under New Rules, By Rachel Patterson, September 14, 2016
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law, By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News, February 05, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Report Release - “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for People with Disabilities”, By the National Council on Disability (NCD), January 19, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy., By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio, January 04, 2016
5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage, By Kevin Counihan, The CMS Blog December 07, 2015

Housing
Local nonprofit organizations partner to serve people with disabilities, By Angela Deines, August 22, 2016
Kent State University agrees to $145,000 settlement of federal lawsuit over assistance animals, By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com, January 03, 2016

Institutions
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 9, 2016
Federal Health Officials Seek to Stop Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, August 08, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients, By Matt Sedensky, May 08, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals, By Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio (NPR), February 25, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2016
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015

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
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
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
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
Vision for Topeka's travel future comes together, By Lindsay Sax, August 18, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Shawnee County Election Office is looking for workers for the upcoming election, By Jared Thompson, July 25, 2016
Youth interns look to amp up the experience at the zoo for every guest, By Lindsay Sax, July 22, 2016
Students audit Topeka Zoo accessibility, By Luke Ranker, July 22, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Ride Topeka Metro FREE After 5 during July!, From Topeka Metro, July 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
Upcoming federal rule raises disability integration questions, By Andy Marso, June 16, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
Budget cut to Senior Care Act means cut to senior services, Special to The Hays Daily News, May 24, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Kansas lawmakers narrowly pass budget fix, adjourn, By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle, May 01, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Clients say turnover hinders regional DCF office for disabled employment, By Andy Marso, April 25, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Legislators refining bills on school seclusion, suicide prevention, By Allison Kite, March 24, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
AG unit seeks to ‘refocus’ on reports of adult abuse, neglect, By Megan Hart, February 16, 2016
Senate health committee chairwoman ousted, By Andy Marso, February 14, 2016
Consultant tells House committee to boost disability employment funding, By Megan Hart, February 11, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016
Bill would further limit use of seclusion, restraint in schools, By Allison Kite, February 09, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Problems with Medicaid eligibility system leave Kansans without care, By Andy Marso, February 01, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
LIEAP Application Period Opens Tuesday 1/15/2016, From the Kansas Department for Childern and Families (DCF), January 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2016
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches, By Andy Marso, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015
Brownback names interim KDADS secretary, By KHI News Service, December 10, 2015
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015

Medicaid
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
Medicaid payment change affects disability services network, Andy Marso, October 13, 2016
Need Disability Help In Kansas? Thousands Wait An Average Of Seven Years, By Alex Smith, October 11, 2016
Legislative candidates urge reform of state's Medicaid income limits, By Tim Carpenter, October 05, 2016
National meeting on Medicaid managed care to include focus on KanCare, By Jim McLean, September 26, 2016
After Medicaid cuts, top Kansas dentist drops two KanCare insurers, By Andy Marso, September 26, 2016
Legislative auditors can’t confirm Medicaid backlog numbers, By Andy Marso, September 21, 2016
Stormont Vail Health to close two regional clinics due to Medicaid cuts, lack of expansion, By Morgan Chilson, September 15, 2016
Hospital closure has some southeast Kansas candidates rethinking Medicaid expansion, By Jim McLean, September 06, 2016
KNI dental clinic continues non-resident services despite budget cuts, By Andy Marso, August 29, 2016
Kansans touched by KanCare fill void left by cancellation of public forums, By Tim Carpenter, August 25, 2016
KDADS report shows little change in developmental disabilities wait list, By Megan Hart, August 17, 2016
Brownback to seek increase in hospital tax to restore Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, August 17, 2016
KanCare rate reduction forums canceled, By Andy Marso, August 17, 2016
State sets meetings on KanCare provider cut, By Andy Marso, August 16, 2016
Dental surgeon says low Medicaid reimbursements hurting disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 09, 2016
KDADS official says waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services cleared, By Megan Hart, August 05, 2016
Bipartisan frustration over Kansas disability system: ‘Legislature be damned’, By Gabriella Dunn, August 05, 2016
Kansas lawmakers grill KDHE secretary, KanCare contractor over backlog: 'This is life and death', By Justin Wingerter, August 04. 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Lawmakers set to examine KanCare issues amid frustration, By Jonathan Shorman, July 30, 2016
Senior care reduced in three-county area after cut, By Marcus Clem, July 30, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Federal officials hear KanCare concerns as renewal looms, By Andy Marso, July 26, 2016
Disability Rights Center asks for Medicaid backlog records, By Andy Marso, July 11, 2016
Parsons transfers highlight shortage of disability services, By Andy Marso, July 08, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Kansas hospitals seek federal intervention to stop Medicaid cuts, By Jim McLean, June 30, 2016
Lack of Medicaid expansion played 'big' role in decision to sell St. Francis, hospital president says, By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2016
State to withhold $750k from contractor over faulty Medicaid backlog reports, By Jonathan Shorman, June 20, 2016
Kansas Medicaid backlog now quadruple what state thought, By Gabriella Dunn, June 17, 2016
Budget cuts lead to waiting list for senior services, By Andy Marso, June 06, 2016
Revenue shortfall spurs fear of more Medicaid cuts, By Andy Marso, June 01, 2016
Disability service providers await budget change details, By Andy Marso, May 27, 2016
Few paper applications, long call wait times seen as barriers to applying for Medicaid in Kansas, By Jonathan Shorman, May 21, 2016
Brownback budget cuts include $56M from KanCare, By Megan Hart, May 18, 2016
Brownback may cut Medicaid reimbursement rates, lawmakers and lobbyists say, By Bryan Lowry and Gabriella Dunn, The Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
State seeks feedback on KanCare, By Andy Marso, May 10, 2016
Medicaid expansion advocates set sights on elections, By Andy Marso, May 09, 2016
KDADS spokeswoman: Waiver integration back soon, By Andy Marso, May 06, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Budget proviso would delay Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 30, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled, By John Hanna, The Associated Press, April 26, 2016
Advocates urge Kansas to eliminate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, April 15, 2016
Behind the backlog: The problem-plagued rollout of KEES, By Andy Marso, April 11, 2016
Kansas disability advocates seek Sen. Roberts’ support of federal bill, By Megan Hart, April 05, 2016
Brownback administration sends mixed messages on waiver integration, By Andy Marso, April 01, 2016
Legislators say Brownback administration has agreed to delay waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 24, 2016
Legislators want to postpone waiver integration, By KHI News Service, March 14, 2016
CMS wants plan to fix KanCare backlog, By Andy Marso, March 11, 2016
Disability advocates seek another delay on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, March 02, 2016
Cost Of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion? $1 Billion And Counting, Kansas Hospitals Say, By Jim McLean, February 22, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Mosier: KDHE open to ideas to mitigate Medicaid backlog, By Andy Marso, February 05, 2016
Problems with Medicaid eligibility system leave Kansans without care, By Andy Marso, February 01, 2016
National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule, From the Bazelon Center, January 26, 2016
Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
KDADS, Keck move forward on Medicaid waiver integration, By Andy Marso, January 21, 2016
Obama Seeks To Offer New Incentive For States To Expand Medicaid, By Phil Galewitz, January 14, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
Kansas Medicaid Applicants Face Delays After Rollout Of New Computer System, By Andy Marso, December 14, 2015
Report says Medicaid expansion would pay for itself, By Jim McLean, December 08, 2015

Medicare
Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage, By Susan Jaffe, February 03. 2017
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care, By Susan Jaffe, January 04, 2017
Price’s Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid, By Julie Rovner, Novemer 29, 2016
A Consumer's Guide To Medicare's New Rules On Doctor Pay, By Steven Findlay, November 17, 2016
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Officials Warn Some Older Marketplace Customers To Switch To Medicare, By Susan Jaffe, October 14, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage, By Paula Span, The New Old Age, September 12, 2016
FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients, By Susan Jaffe, August 29, 2016
Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging, By Fred Schulte, August 29, 2016
Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review, By Bryan Lowry, August 27, 2016
New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage, By Robert Pear, August 06, 2016
What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare, By Philip Moeller, August 03, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
Free service that helps people navigate Medicare plans could vanish, By Gabriella Dunn, June 21, 2016
U.S. completes 'takedown' of Medicare fraud: officials, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 22, 2016
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015

Mental Health Issues
Bill Would Allow Medicaid Funding For Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ Programs, By Meg Wingerter, January 27, 2017
Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions, By Jim McLean, November 16, 2016
Kansas’ treatment of those with mental illness was a ‘study in neglect’ decades ago, By Jim McLean, October 23, 2016
Transitional care program aims to ease pressures at Osawatomie State Hospital, By Meg Wingerter, October 17, 2016
Kansas mental health centers face new budget realities, By Megan Hart, September 15, 2016
Psychiatric care elusive for developmentally disabled Kansans, By Andy Marso, August 31, 2016
Homeless outreach: Mental health centers strive to get more Kansans into treatment, By Megan Hart, August 26, 2016
GraceMed drops Topeka behavioral health services, By Megan Hart, August 09, 2016
Community mental health centers report issues with Medicaid payments, By Megan Hart, August 04, 2016
Added staff, budget aim to help Osawatomie State Hospital ‘turn the corner’, By Megan Hart, July 28, 2016
Loss of KU contract will diminish quality of mental health care, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 11, 2016
Busting Myths About Mental Illness, By Barbara Feder Ostrov, July 11, 2016
Budget cuts ‘devastating’ Kansas mental health system, providers say, By Jim McLean, July 07, 2016
Advocates, committee try to craft consensus to fix Kansas mental health system, By Megan Hart, March 15, 2016
Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms, By Tammy Worth, Heartland Health Monitor, February 09, 2016
Lawmakers press agency leaders for answers to state hospital woes, By Jonathan Shorman, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 21, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Mental health advocates say Osawatomie troubles may provide chance to revamp system, By Megan Hart, January 05, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015
Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches, By Andy Marso, December 21, 2015
Osawatomie State Hospital facing loss of Medicare funds, By Daniel Salazar, The Wichita Eagle, December 18, 2015
Mental Health Courts Are Popular But Effectiveness Is Still Unproven, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2015

Olmstead Decision
Olmstead Litigators Issue Statements of Support for Disability Integration Act (S.2427), From ADAPT, June 22, 2016
Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home, By Katie Thomas, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith, May 13, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Bridging Gaps in Implementing the Olmstead Mandate and Ending Chronic Homelessness, By Richard Cho, Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, February 24, 2016
Topeka activist helps draft federal disability rights legislation, By Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, January 13, 2016
Federal mental health reform bill raises civil rights questions, By Andy Marso, December 23, 2015

Prescription Drugs
Industry clout remains a tough roadblock to negotiating lower Medicare prescription costs, By Stuart Silverstein, October 20, 2016
Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices, By Jordan Rau, September 29, 2016
Mylan's CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, As If That Fixes Anything, By Jordan Weissmann, September 21, 2016
‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly, By Anna Gorman with photos by Heidi de Marco, August 30, 2016
Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says, By Sydney Lupkin, August 23, 2016
Mylan Raised EpiPen’s Price Before the Expected Arrival of a Generic, By Andrew Pollack, August. 24, 2016
Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!, By Alison Kodjak, August 15, 2016
House Panel Extends Funding For Medicare Program To Help Consumers, By Susan Jaffe, July 7, 2016
Sanders, other lawmakers urge FDA approval of generic Crestor, By Ed Silverman, July 07, 2016
Study: Brand-Name Drugs’ High Copays Soak Medicare Part D Patients, By Rachel Bluth, July 06, 2016
Mental health advocates question drug bill, By Melissa Hellmann, May 15, 2016
Senate health negotiators focus on step therapy, welfare reform bills, By Megan Hart, April 27, 2016
Senate adds savings report to Medicaid drug bill, By Andy Marso, February 10, 2016
Bill allowing ‘fail first’ policy for Medicaid drugs headed to Senate, By Megan Hart, February 04, 2016
Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs, By Megan Hart, January 27, 2016
Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), January 25, 2016
Budget plan includes changes to KanCare prescriptions, end of 'health homes' program, By Megan Hart, January 13, 2016
Lawmakers consider controversial changes to reduce KanCare drug costs, By Jim McLean, December 30, 2015
New 'dashboard' shows high cost of Medicare drugs, By Peter Sullivan, The Hill, December 21, 2015
Senate Questions 'Egregious' Price Hikes For Specialty Medicines, By Alison Kodjak, National Public Radio (NPR), December 09, 2015
Fewer Medicare-Subsidized Drug Plans Means Less Choice For Low-Income Seniors, By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News, November 23, 2015

Recreation/Travel/Entertaiment
Kansas native seeks legislative help to bring adapted sports to universities, By Allison Kite, February 26, 2016

State/Local Issues
Wheelchair basketball team promotes exercise, teamwork and educating others, By Savanna Maue, February 26, 2017
Kansas assistance dogs change lives of both those who train them and those who get them, By Bill Blankenship, October 22, 2016
It’s Here! Topeka Metro Bus Routes Now on Google Maps, From the Topeka Metro, August 26, 2016
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home, By Jenni Bergal, August 24, 2016
MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan Open Houses Announced, From the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, August 11, 2016
HUD files housing discrimination charge after Kansas woman told to move to housing 'designed for handicapped persons', From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 18, 2016
New Kansas Task Force Will Pursue Nursing Homes Providing ‘Grossly Substandard' Care, By Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor, March 31, 2016
Registration now open for 2016 Employment First Summit, From the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, January 14, 2016

Technology
U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment, From the U.S. Access Board, January 09, 2017
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems, From the National Association of the Deaf, January 26, 2016

Transportation
Topeka Metro Offers Free Rides on Election Day, From the Topeka Metro, October, 10, 2016
Seniors Ride Free During Month of May at Topeka Metro, From the Topeka Metro, April 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016

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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