Forum on KanCare Proposal

February 28, 2012  |  Foundation News  | Read More (External Link)


The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition (KHCC) is organizing a public forum for next week to discuss the Kansas Governor’s plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. KHCC will host a “Conversation about Medicaid and Managed Care” Monday, March 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Hayden Building (downstairs conference room), 212 SW 8th Street, Topeka, KS. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVPs should be sent to by March 1.

Speakers will include:

Joan Alker, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.

Jodi Mitchell, executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health. Mitchell has been a close observer of Kentucky’s managed care expansion, which began Nov. 1, 2011.

Jean Hall, Director, Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, University of Kansas. Hall has a background in evaluating health care programs, particularly those for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Scott Brunner, Senior Analyst and Strategy Team Leader, Kansas Health Institute, where he directs the institute’s work on Medicaid, insurance coverage and access to health care.