Brownback to receive special invitation today at KanCare meeting

Dear Gov. Brownback, KanCare officials:

My wife and I cordially invite you to pull an eight-hour care shift in our home

Madame chairwoman, KanCare oversight committee members and distinguished guests, I come before you as a KanCare recipient, advocate for people with disabilities and policy adviser for the Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association.

I would like to thank the oversight committee for the hard work facing the 11 members in helping to shape a managed-care system that is fair, balanced and fiscally responsible for thousands of Kansans like me.

As I have stated in my Oct. 7 testimony before this committee, under new managed-care rules in Kansas, I face a 76 percent drop in care, a move three of my doctors — primary care physician, MDA doctor and respiratory doctor — say is wildly unrealistic and a move my wife says will force her to file for divorce. Reductions in hours would also cause me to be forced to seek care in an institution.

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Kansas City Ability Expo more than doubles health mission

Free event focuses on Obamacare, good wheelchairs and more

By FINN M. BULLERS
Freelance writer/editor

KANSAS CITY — Hometown President Harry Truman once said a “pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

Folks at the Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association embrace Truman’s words and want to bring together those optimists who seek to make opportunities out of difficulties.

Join people with disabilities for the Fourth Annual Kansas City Ability Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park. Admission is free. Continue reading

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