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Even though Coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut down businesses, schools and life as we know it, Nurture KC is still assisting the families we serve through our Healthy Start program. Appointments between our Community Health Workers and program participants are still taking place as scheduled, but now mainly via phone and video conferencing (very limited in-person […]

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Governor Mike Parson has announced several concrete commitments to Missourians dependent on government aid to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic. For example, Missouri will waive work requirements for food stamps for 90 days, extend child-care subsidy benefits for 90 days, relax prescription refill requirements and not terminate Medicaid participants’ eligibility. “My administration and I […]

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Kansas Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers stopped in for a conversation with community residents and partners, including Nurture KC, in Wyandotte County, to discuss the need for Medicaid expansion and the great impact it would have on moms and babies. Two mothers shared their struggles in navigating a health care system that removes coverage for many […]

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Late last year, Kansas City received national attention when the city council pledged to find the funding to go fare-free, which would cost about $8 million annually. This week Kansas City Mayor, Quinton Lucas, announced his proposed budget, setting aside $4.8 million for free bus fare. The other two funding sources are the Kansas City […]

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The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is planning a Medicaid Expansion Rally for Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Kansas State Capitol (2nd Floor Rotunda), located at 300 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, Kan. The goal? To let our legislators know we need to pass Medicaid expansion NOW instead of using it as a […]

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Today Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and GOP Senate Majority Leader, Republican Jim Denning together revealed a plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas. “We’re excited to see this bipartisan solution to expand Medicaid health insurance coverage to 130,000 deserving Kansans,” says Tracy Russell, Executive Director of Nurture KC. “This is the first step in a lengthy […]

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