Paul Davis Supports KanCare Carve Out for I/DD

A DD legislative advocacy coalition in South Central Kansas, ACT invited the three candidates for Kansas governor to a community forum on September 27 in Wichita.

Libertarian candidate Keen Umbehr sent a videotape expressing support for persons with disabilities.  Governor Sam Brownback didn’t acknowledge the invitation or send a message.  Representative Paul Davis made a personal appearance at the forum.  He announced that if elected Governor, he will remove I/DD services from KanCare . Excerpts of the Davis speech include: Continue reading

David Rundle: KanCare Experiment is Costly for Disabled

From the Wichita Eagle, October 10, 2014

BY DAVID P. RUNDLE

Sandy (I’m withholding her last name) is the mother of a 14-year-girl named Elizabeth who, like me, has cerebral palsy and is on KanCare. I met mother and daughter at a forum on Sept. 27 put on by ACT of South Central Kansas, a coalition of service providers to and advocates of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Continue reading

Sedgwick County Arc Warns of Threats to TCM Services

From Arc of Sedgwick County Newsletter, October 6, 2014.

Threats to Targeted Case Management Services     

There are several issues that are facing Targeted Case Management (TCM) Services in Kansas for our families receiving Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) services. When the state shared that they have heard our families and have assured them that they can keep their case manager, they didn’t share that they would cut the rate of Targeted Case Management to a level that will make it almost impossible for agencies to continue to provide the services. Continue reading