Its a new year and with a new year always comes new resolutions. Rather than creating new ones, I decided to look back over last year to see what we accomplished. I didnt have very high expectations, but the results did surprise me a little as the grades following the goal indicate. We had actually accomplished more than I believed we would.
The first goal I set for last year was to carve out long term care and supports from KanCare. We have repeatedly warned the state about KanCare and the negative effects of managed care on people with disabilities.
Under KanCare, people with disabilities witnessed service reductions, reduced staffing levels and participated in the bureaucratic nightmare of managed care.