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Minutes for HB2064 - Committee on Health and Human Services

Short Title

Establishing the KanCare bridge to a healthy Kansas program.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 8, 2017

After calling the Health and Human Services Committee meeting to order, Chairperson Hawkins opened the hearing for proponents on HB2064.

The following appeared before or provided written testimony as proponents to the committee concerning HB2064:


David Jordan, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas (Attachment 3);

Joe Reardon, President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 4);

Michael Mullins, President and CEO, Via Christi Health, Inc (Attachment 5);

Suzann Emmons, self-employed housekeeper in the coverage gap (Attachment 6);

Lynn Fisher, MD, President, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (Attachment 7);

Bill Persinger, President and CEO, Valeo Behavioral Health Care (Attachment 8);

Jason Wesco, Executive Vice President, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (Attachment 9);

Gary Plummer, President and CEO, Wichita Chamber (Attachment10);

Jay Rowh, Silver Hair Legislature (Attachment11);

Virgil Watson, CEO, South Central Kansas Medical Center (Attachment 12);

John Rosell, Executive Director, Kansas Medical Society (Attachment 13);

Amanda Stanley, Kansas League of Municipalities (Attachment 14);

Rob Freelove, CEO, Program Director, Salina Family Healthcare Center and Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program (Attachment 15);

Tom Bell, President and CEO, Kansas Hospital Association (Attachment 16).