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Kansans mistakenly told Medicaid coverage canceled

Lawrence Journal-World

Thousands of Kansans – including the elderly and those with disabilities – received letters last week from the Kansas Department for Children and Families telling them in error that their Medicaid coverage had been canceled, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. DCF blamed the error on a computer glitch triggered as the agency shifts to a new computer system. It has sent out new letters informing people of the mistake and assuring them that they still have Medicaid coverage. Here’s hoping the mistake didn’t cause too much stress and frustration for vulnerable Kansans. – Phillip Brownlee