Consumer group to host panel discussion in Lawrence about Kansas Medicaid program
- on August 8, 2012
Speakers on the panel will be LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer, Heartland Community Health Center CEO Jon Stewart, a policy analyst from the Kansas Health Institute and consumer advocates.
Medicaid provides services for about 340,000 low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The state is moving to a managed care system for Medicaid, which will be called KanCare. Meanwhile, the state has the option to expand eligibility for the program under the Affordable Care Act.
The discussion will focus on how an expansion of the Medicaid program could affect Douglas County.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kansas Health Consumer Coalition at 232-9997 or visit its website at KSHealthConsumer.com.