Wait is over for 650 Kansans on KanCare waiting list for services

Hundreds of Kansans are now eligible for in-home medical care.

At the statehouse, Governor Sam Brownback said his administration is immediately releasing $37 million over the next two years.

That money was set aside my lawmakers earlier this year to address waiting lists.

Brownback says 650 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be taken off a KanCare waiting list to get those services.

Those have not been notified yet – but the state says those people should find out in about a month.

“We’re focusing our resources on those with disabilities. Our most vulnerable Kansans. These are people that have had to wait years and we’re trying to change that process for our most vulnerable Kansans…we want to take care of them. And that has been one of the goals all along with KanCare,” Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said.

The state says the 650 come from a list of nearly 5,000 Kansans waiting for services.

Governor Brownback says he is confident the move will be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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