2017 Behavioral Health Public Policy Agenda

One option to ensure that persons who currently are uninsured or underinsured receive the critical behavioral health services they need is the block grant funding provided by the Kansas Mental Health Reform Act of 1990. This was intended to allow the CMHCs to serve the uninsured and underinsured who do not qualify for Medicaid and do not have resources to pay for their mental health treatment.

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Mental Health 2020 Press Release

Citing strong concerns about funding cuts to the community mental health system and the need for other system enhancements, the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas is proposing to state policy makers an initiative that will be known as Mental Health 2020.

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KanCare Provider Cuts

A strong health care delivery system keeps Kansans healthy and provides value to our state’s economy. The health care sector is the 4th largest industry in Kansas and accounts for almost 12 percent of all job holders in the state. As such, the governor’s action to cut Medicaid provider reimbursement rates will not only create further stress on the current health care system, but will have a direct impact on the state’s economy.

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