Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: Statistics on how Medicaid dollars are spent in Kansas.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about Medicaid, including who uses it and how Kansas' Medicaid money is spent.
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Where you get the records: Go to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website at www.kdheks.gov. Click on the link for the "Kansas Public Input and Stakeholders Report" (which also may be of interest to you) and then on the "Medicaid Statistics" link.
How much it will cost: The information is free.