Affordable Health Care Act http://hppr.org en 60,000 Kansans to Receive Insurance Refunds http://hppr.org/post/60000-kansans-receive-insurance-refunds <p></p><p>One of the lesser-known parts of the Affordable Care Act is about to put some money back into the pockets of nearly 60,000 Kansas families.&nbsp; The refunds will total $3.6 million reported <a href="http://www.kansaspublicradio.org/news/health-news/9040-60000-kansans-to-receive-insurance-refunds">Bryan Thompson for Kansas Public Radio.</a></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 35023 at http://hppr.org 60,000 Kansans to Receive Insurance Refunds Help to Understanding the Affordable Care Act http://hppr.org/post/help-understanding-affordable-care-act <p></p><p>Whatever term you give it, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, enrollment begins October 1 with coverage effective January 1.&nbsp; To help negotiate the healthcare maze, the <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/jul/31/new-online-tool-shows-state-based-impact-obamacare/">Kansas Health Institute</a></strong> reported there’s help: a nationwide interactive map and town hall meetings across Kansas.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 19684 at http://hppr.org Help to Understanding the Affordable Care Act Next up for KanCare: Health Home Model for Mentally Ill http://hppr.org/post/next-kancare-health-home-model-mentally-ill <p></p><p>KanCare is the commercially run managed care version of the Kansas Medicaid program.&nbsp; The next step in program implementation according to the Kansas Health Institute is to begin a health home model for the state’s 36,000 mentally ill. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 19381 at http://hppr.org Next up for KanCare: Health Home Model for Mentally Ill Affordable Healthcare Act: Study says it's better for states to run their own exchange http://hppr.org/post/affordable-healthcare-act-study-says-its-better-states-run-their-own-exchange <p><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/jul/11/several-states-ahead-curve-insurance-exchanges/"><strong>The Kansas Health Institute</strong></a> reported when it comes to the upcoming health insurance exchange, state-run is better than federal. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 18825 at http://hppr.org Affordable Healthcare Act: Study says it's better for states to run their own exchange Western Kansas Clinics Receive Federal Grant Money http://hppr.org/post/western-kansas-clinics-receive-federal-grant-money <p>Two western Kansas clinics received federal monies to help residents maneuver their way through the upcoming health insurance exchange.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/jul/10/kansas-health-centers-get-grants-help-insurance-ex/"><strong>The Kansas Health Institute</strong></a> reported the funds will be used to hire a total of 32 outreach workers in 14 clinics across Kansas.&nbsp; The total grant amount was $1.6 million.</p><p>The two clinics are:&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 18659 at http://hppr.org Western Kansas Clinics Receive Federal Grant Money K-State Extension Educating Kansans; Separating Obamacare Fact from Fiction http://hppr.org/post/k-state-extension-educating-kansans-separating-obamacare-fact-fiction <p>As the new health insurance exchange begins October 1, <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/jun/24/getting-word-out-about-obamacare/"><strong>The Kansas Health Institute</strong></a> reported much of the Affordable Care Act will bypass Kansas.&nbsp; However, some are working to educate Kansans about how the new law applies to them. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 17954 at http://hppr.org K-State Extension Educating Kansans; Separating Obamacare Fact from Fiction Kansas Insurance Commissioner Works to Provide Local Input to Affordable Care Act http://hppr.org/post/kansas-insurance-commissioner-works-provide-local-input-affordable-care-act <p><strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/jun/18/kansas-insurance-officials-hope-give-federal-insur/">The Kansas Health Institute</a></strong> reported&nbsp; federal officials will run the new health exchange for the state of Kansas, but Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said she has been in discussions to have complex calls roll over to her department.&nbsp; Her goal is to connect Kansas consumers with local experts who are familiar with insurance plans and regulations specific to the state.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 17904 at http://hppr.org Kansas Insurance Commissioner Works to Provide Local Input to Affordable Care Act Make Room Seniors, Rural Schools are in the Same Boat http://hppr.org/post/make-room-seniors-rural-schools-are-same-boat <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline ! Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:23:48 +0000 Cindee Talley 17257 at http://hppr.org Make Room Seniors, Rural Schools are in the Same Boat