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Minutes for SB69 - Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Short Title

KanCare process and contract requirements.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 2, 2017

Proponents Continued:

Rachelle Colombo, Kansas Medical Society, (Attachment 1)  offered testimony in support of SB 69.

Denise Cyzman, Kansas Association of the Medically Undeserved, (Attachment 2), spoke to the committee as a proponent to SB 69.

Ms. Cyzman answered committee questions.

Kyle Kessler, Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas Inc., (Attachment 3), gave testimony in support of SB 69

Rocky Nichols, Disability Rights of Kansas, (Attachment 4), provided testimony in support of SB 69.  He noted they were offering an amendment to the bill. 

Written Proponents:

These individuals provided written only testimony in support of SB 69:

Neutral:

Michael Randol, Director of Division Healthcare Finance, and State Director of KanCare, (Attachment 13), spoke to the committee regarding the bill.

Mr. Randol answered committee questions.

Opposition:

Shawn Sullivan, Director of Budget, (Attachment 14), spoke to the committee in opposition to SB 69, using the fiscal note.

Mr. Sullivan answered committee questions.

The hearing on SB 69 was closed.

Senator Kelly introduced her pages from the Topeka area.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 7, 2017.

Chairperson Schmidt adjourned the meeting at 10:30 am.