KanCare – If President Obama’s signature health care law, with all its reported problems, has earned the moniker “Obamacare,” then Kansas’ experimental Medicaid insurance system, with all its reported problems, similarly should bear the nickname “SamCare.” The latest “SamCare” failure: Local diabetic patients seeking glucose testing and insulin delivery supplies were turned away from local pharmacies because they were not getting paid or were getting paid months later by KanCare insurers. This follows similar complaints from local hospitals and clinics. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The move to KanCare wasn’t designed to provide adequate coverage. It was designed to cede control to private contractors and save money the only way they can – by denying payment or claims for needed medical services or supplies.