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Oversight Committee Hears Status Update On Medicaid Changes, State Insurance Exchange

A legislative oversight committee is meeting on Monday to hear a status report on changes made to the state's Medicaid program.

The state contracted with three private managed-care organizations earlier this year; they administer Medicaid programs for the poor, elderly, and disabled.

The Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight will hear from groups that represent developmentally disabled and community-based service providers.

The committee will also get an update on the state's health insurance marketplace from the insurance commissioner's office.

Kansas elected not to establish a state-run exchange to implement the federal health care law and is using the exchange developed by the federal government.