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‘Health reform is a multiyear process - in Kansas

Publication Date: 6/23/2008
  • Author:JULIUS A. KARASH
  • Publication:Kansas City Star

Kansas health reform is down and so are a lot of the folks who expected major steps forward in Topeka this year.

But Marcia Nielsen, executive director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, says it's not over yet.

"We're coming back," Nielsen said last week. "Health reform is a multiyear process."...

And the board will continue to push for a statewide smoking ban and higher tobacco taxes, both of which were rejected by this year's Legislature.

"Health reform will be a priority if Kansans help us make it a priority," Nielsen said. "That means talking to people who are running for office about the concerns that everyday families have."