Keep speaking out about I/DD care

Parents and other advocates for Kansans with developmental and intellectual disabilities made clear that they do not want long-term care services included in the state’s privatized KanCare system. But the Brownback administration and the Legislature wouldn’t listen. Now the state is required to hold public hearings as part of its petition to the federal government to allow the change. One hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street North and Oliver. Written comments can be submitted until July 29 to KanCare@kdheks.gov or to Rita Haverkamp, KDHE-DHCF, 900 S.W. Jackson, Room 900, Topeka, KS 66612. If advocates continue to speak out, maybe someone will listen.