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February 1, 2014 6:14 PM

Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care

Heather Osipik has battled mental disability, deafness, cerebral palsy and limited eyesight and now has a job piecing together medical kits. But Osipik’s family is worried that she is battling the odds again. Long-term Medicaid services for Osipik and about 8,500 others with developmental disabilities have been moved into a managed care program run by private insurers. Driven by profits, critics say, insurance companies will cut services to achieve savings.

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