KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It's a first in the nation. The entire Medicaid program in Kansas is being privatized under the new name of KanCare. The change impacts more than 380,000 low income and disabled Kansans.
Even though the federal government has not okayed the new program yet, the state is planning a start date of January 1. It has begun mailing important packets to all Medicaid recipients. Each recipient will be assigned one of three health plans from companies that have contracted with the state. If you don't like the plan you're assigned, you will have until the end of March to change.
Educational meetings will be held around the state in late November. For a list of meetings, click here.