Governor Brownback and Administration officials want to include long-term intellectual and developmental disability supports and services into KanCare, the Governor's recently implemented Medicaid program run by insurance companies. Long-term I/DD services, such as community employment, targeted case management and residential assistance simply do not fit the KanCare model which is primarily targeted toward medical services. Urge your legislators to take action now to permanently carve out long-term I/DD services from KanCare!
More than 8,000 Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live in communities across the state. These Kansans lead lives in which they are cherished members of their family, valued employees in the workplace, and involved citizens of their communities. But when it comes to some statewide issues, they feel invisible. Just like you, Kansans with I/DD want to live fulfilling lives. They rely on community-based organizations to help them do so. Community organizations provide persons with I/DD medical and long-term supports like assistance in finding community employment, residential assistance and case management services. But those community organizations and the Kansans with I/DD they support are at risk. Governor Brownback wants to include long-term supports and services in KanCare, which would hand-over the reins of the system to private, for-profit insurance companies. Only you can help Invisible Kansans be seen and heard!
This effort is funded by InterHab and concerned Kansans
Don't experiment with the lives of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities! Your constituents are calling for a permanent carve out of long-term I/DD services from KanCare. They're concerned and they're calling for you to take a stand!