On Wednesday, over 300 people took part in the final forum posed to discuss Medicaid reform in Kansas.
Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer was joined by cabinet secretaries from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration at the Overland Park Convention Center in Johnson County and talked about details and ideas regarding reform policies in Kansas.
“Once again, I am very impressed with the turnout from the stakeholders," KDHE Secretary Dr. Moser said in a statement. "I appreciate that people have taken time out of their busy schedule to come here and share their ideas for Medicaid reform.”
Discussion groups talked about different ideas and concerns with submitted recommendations.
The purpose of the public forum was to address, what the administration has called "enormous shortfalls in state Medicaid funding." The group has been tasked with developing "affordable, sustainable" programs.
“These meetings are an important step in moving Kansas forward to create a Medicaid system that will serve our state well. I’m pleased with the ideas I’ve heard while participating in the discussions. I’m confident we will design a plan that works for Kansas,” SRS Secretary Siedlecki said.
Kansans have until Friday, Aug. 19 to submit their ideas for Medicaid reform. They may do so at http://kdheks.gov/hcf/medicaid_reform_forum/.