www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Both District 93 candidates overcame money problems -7/26/2014, 4:36 PM

Hot-rod builder saves biggest V-8 challenge for last -7/26/2014, 4:35 PM

Former rivals unite in fight for humble cause -7/26/2014, 4:34 PM

Aquifer's decline threatens economy -7/26/2014, 4:32 PM

Split decision stalls complaint -7/26/2014, 4:31 PM

Police: Man killed self by stepping in front of train -7/26/2014, 4:29 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kan. official dodges questions on waiting list

Published on -9/13/2012, 6:53 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas official has refused to answer some questions from legislators about a waiting list of poor residents with severe disabilities who are seeking assistance.

Gary Haulmark of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services appeared Wednesday before the Legislative Budget Committee.

Haulmark told the panel his department's legal counsel advised him not to answer any questions about Medicaid waivers because of potential litigation.

The federal government has been investigating complaints that Kansas is violating the civil rights of people waiting for help.

The Legislative Research Department says more than 7,500 Kansans are under-served or are on the waiting list for services. That's up from slightly less than 2,100 in 2008.

Republican Sen. John Vratil of Leawood said he was baffled by Haulmark's reluctance to discuss the numbers.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News
AP Nation-World News

View this site in another language.