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The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is proud to partner with the Kansas Health Institute news service to provide weekly health stories about health and policy issues impacting the greater Kansas City region. If you have a story idea, please contact HCF Communications Officer Jennifer Sykes at

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By Dave Ranney, HCF/KHI News Service, Sept 7, 2011

TOPEKA - The Kansas Medicaid program spends almost $1.2 million a day on care for people in nursing homes.

The state’s share alone is more than $370,000 a day.

Kansas Department on...

By Rick Hellman, HCF/KHI News Service, August 31, 2011

Undocumented immigrants in the Kansas City area who experience serious health problems already face a daunting task in obtaining care and federal...

By Rick Hellman, HCF/KHI News Service, August 24, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In the old days, when an indigent patient of Dr. Sharon Lee’s low-cost Family Health Care clinic needed specialist care, “We’...

By Dave Ranney, KHI/HCF News Service, August 17, 2011

TOPEKA — Mark Dangl, 59, has spent a lot of time in emergency rooms.

“I’m diabetic,” he said while sitting in the waiting room at Silver...

Health News


  • MSNBC News, September 9, 2011
  • USA Today, September 12, 2011
  • NIH News, September 9, 2011


  • KC Business Journal, September 9, 2011
  • Kansas City Star, September 6, 2011
  • KC Star, September 3, 2011