Here are a few Arthritis Foundation updates during National Arthritis Awareness Month from John H. Klippel, MD, President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation:
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Kansas Disability Community has come together and shared Kansas historical disability information to put on the Kansas Commission for Disability Concerns' website, it was recently announced in a mass e-mail.
"In some areas there is more information that will be coming, but this is a great start," said the KCDC's Kerrie Bacon in the e-mail. "The information is by various disability communities and biographies of past and current advocates."
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday released details of his plan to reduce the waiting lists for home- and community-based Medicaid services. KHI News Service reports the $18.5 million in additional spending would move "approximately" 400 physically disabled and 200 developmentally disabled Kansans into services, if approved by the Legislature.
Administration officials said it would be "difficult to project exactly how many on the waiting lists will be removed." The governor announced the move the same day that state projections for the cost of Medicaid caseloads were revised downward by $97.6 million for the coming fiscal year. The governor characterized the anticipated reduced costs as a "dividend" from his new KanCare program.
Webinar for college seniors, young workers to address managing student loans, saving for a secure financial future
Free April 30 event to be co-hosted by US Labor Department
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today's needs and tomorrow's goals. "Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future" will be held from 2-3 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 30.
Participants will receive practical guidance and resources to assist with budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits, and other aspects of personal finance management.
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) is seeking a full time Executive Director. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is energetic and passionate about increasing opportunities for people with disabilities.