Kansas officials cancel public Medicaid meetings

Two Kansas state agencies scheduled several August public meetings to discuss KanCare, the state's Medicaid program, but canceled the meetings a week prior, The Wichita Eagle reports.

In response, health and disability groups within the state are rescheduling the meetings this week for patients, providers and consumers to share concerns about KanCare.

KanCare's oversight agencies — the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services — dropped the meetings and instead offered an e-mail address for Kansas residents to steer comments toward.  

The canceled state-led meetings, while not required by CMS, were put in place to discuss Gov. Sam Brownback's (R-Kansas) decision to cut Medicaid reimbursements by 4 percent effective July, according to the report.   

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