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Kansas Senate Considers How To Oversee Medicaid Managed Care Plans

Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to move recipients into managed care has drawn controversy, even from fellow Republicans.

Kansas Health Institute News: Senate Committee Endorses KanCare Oversight Bill
The Senate Ways and Means Committee today endorsed a bill that would create a joint legislative committee to oversee the implementation of KanCare, Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to move virtually all the state's Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care plans. ... [Sens.] Vratil and McGinn are among the 22 senators who signed a resolution earlier this month, urging the governor to delay KanCare's start by six months (Ranney, 3/20). 

Also in Medicaid news --

Kaiser Health News: Two (Very Different) Miami Hospitals Prepare For Health Law's Medicaid Expansion
The University of Miami's hospital is owned by a well-endowed private university. Jackson is the massive public safety net hospital that provides the most charity care in town—more than $450 million in uncompensated care last year, fifteen times as much as the university hospital (Mack, 3/20).

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