Brownback administration not listening on I/DD care

It’s up to state lawmakers to keep long-term care services for intellectually and developmentally disabled Kansas out of KanCare – because the Brownback administration won’t listen. Parents and advocates rallied in Topeka Wednesday and signed a giant banner asking Gov. Sam Brownback to “carve out long-term I/DD services from KanCare.” But when asked about it by the Lawrence Journal World, Brownback said: “We’re putting forward our proposal as we have.” Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan criticized the service providers who organized the rally for trying “to create more fear for those they serve.” But it’s the administration insistence on entrusting the daily care of these vulnerable citizens to for-profit insurance companies that has families scared and upset.