Consumer group to host panel discussion in Lawrence about Kansas Medicaid program

Kansas Health Consumer Coalition's website, uploaded

Kansas Health Consumer Coalition's website, uploaded by Karrey Britt

The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition is hosting a panel discussion about Medicaid from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s auditorium, 325 Maine.

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

Tagged: Kansas Health Consumer Coalition, Heartland Community Health Center, Medicaid, Lawrence Memorial Hospital


Alceste 6 years, 2 months ago

Be sure to bring up why Gene Myers, LMH's own Million Dollar earning club member (count his perks and the fact he doesn't pay dime one to the City of Lawrence or Douglas County and you've got a million dollar plus income) REFUSES to include LMH in the Medicap Policy plan F Select....compelling Lawrence Medicare recipients who can afford a Medigap policy to have to go to Topeka because Myers is such a tight fisted "business man" he won't "buy in to" what the Blue Cross, AARP, Mutual of Omaha, and other MAJOR players in the Medigap policy selling business have created. What a cheap, insensitive "administrator" Myers really is when one gets right down to it......

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