Kansas uninsured rate rises most since implementation of Obamacare. A recent survey by Gallup found that since the Affordable Care Act implementation began, Kansas has seen the sharpest increase in the percent of uninsured residents. Kansas, where the Brownback administration countered efforts to expand Medicaid, saw its rate of uninsured rise by 5.1 percentage points to 17.6. Only Iowa and Virginia have also experience increases in the number of uninsured since Obamacare went into effect. Arkansas and Kentucky, which expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, saw decreases of the number of uninsured by 10.1 and 8.5 percentage points respectively. [In States Where It’s Wanted, Obamacare Is Working Well — Huffington Post]
Leawood’s Selzer looks to have won Kansas Insurance Commissioner primary. Leawood accountant Ken Selzer was in the lead as the final precincts were reporting Tuesday night, appearing poised to take the crowded Republican primary for Kansas Insurance Commissioner. Selzer has been an outspoken critic of Obamacare. He used to be a City Councilor in Fairway. [Leawood’s Ken Selzer heads toward GOP primary win in insurance commissioner race — Kansas City Star]
Mission Police raising money for Special Olympics. Mission police officers will be waiting tables at Johnny’s BBQ at 5959 Broadmoor Thursday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Any tips given to the officers will be donated to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas. More information about the event is available here.
Group of Roeland Park residents organizing petition against new anti-discrimination ordinance. KSHB reported Tuesday that a group of Roeland Park residents are collecting signatures on a petition to get the repeal of the anti-discrimination ordinance passed on Monday put on an upcoming election ballot. [Non-discrimination ordinance battle not over in Roeland Park — KSHB]