Legislators To Propose KanCare Oversight Panel

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Kansas legislators are planning to introduce measures during the 2013 session to create oversight of the state's new KanCare Medicaid system.

House Rep. David Crum and Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook are expected to announce their plans Monday during a Statehouse news conference.

KanCare is the new federally approved system for Medicaid in Kansas, providing health care services to the poor and disabled. Lawmakers will propose creating an oversight panel to which KanCare officials will report regular progress on the system. Similar panels have been in place in the Legislature to oversee state programs and initiatives.

Joining the legislators Monday will be Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer who led the state's KanCare waiver application process. Three managed care organizations will begin implementing health care in January.

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