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By Andy Marso
The Kansas City Star 

Kansas takes over 21 financially insolvent nursing homes


October 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home in Derby was running out of money fast last month, unable to pay basic bills for utilities or prescription drugs.

So the state of Kansas took it over. Just as it's done for 20 other financially insolvent skilled nursing facilities this year alone.

"We don't want to be a receiver or operate these facilities," said Tim Keck, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. "But we felt like it was best for the residents that we do so."

According to industry insiders, in an average year Kansas might have to take legal control, or r...

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