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State lawmakers part of death panel?

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It’s a concern when Medicaid patients don’t follow doctors’ orders, especially when they are receiving expensive medical treatments. But it is even more concerning that the KanCare Oversight Committee, with little review, voted Tuesday to cut people with hepatitis C off Medicaid if they drink or go off their medication. As Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, complained, that could be a death sentence. Is this one of the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about? – Phillip Brownlee

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