Sandy Praeger http://hppr.org en Refusal to expand Medicaid costs Kansas http://hppr.org/post/refusal-expand-medicaid-costs-kansas <p></p><p>A recent panel said the decision by Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders not to expand Medicaid is denying care to thousands and costing Kansas hospitals millions of dollars according to a <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/apr/28/decision-pass-medicaid-expansion-costing-state-pan/">recent article by the Kansas Health Institute.</a></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31161 at http://hppr.org Refusal to expand Medicaid costs Kansas Kansas: Pro Affordable Health Care Insurance Commissioner Stepping Down http://hppr.org/post/kansas-pro-affordable-health-care-insurance-commissioner-stepping-down <p></p><p>This is Sandy Praeger’s final year as Kansas insurance commissioner.&nbsp; Praeger has a national reputation for expertise on health care issues and a lengthy, unbroken string of election victories as a Republican in a GOP-leaning state, however on one issue she seems to stand alone.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:11:44 +0000 Cindee Talley 25957 at http://hppr.org Kansas: Pro Affordable Health Care Insurance Commissioner Stepping Down 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