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KanCare leaves seniors struggling with Medicaid coverage


February 25, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for seniors in Kansas say that several changes made to streamline the Medicaid application and renewal process have actually made it difficult for the state's elderly population.

Kansas moved to a new computer system in 2015 for applying for Kansas Medicaid, otherwise known as KanCare. The state then funneled applications and annual reviews previously handled in regional offices into a single "KanCare Clearinghouse" in Topeka, the Kansas City Star reported .

Since then, the number of seniors covered by KanCare for in-home nursing help has decreased, as well a...

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