Current Status

KanCare is a statewide 1115 program that covers most Kansas Medicaid recipients. The program is administered through managed care plans. Kansas has not expended Medicaid. Its request to extend its managed care program was approved. However, CMS did not approve the state’s request to add a work requirement or Medicaid eligibility time limits to the program.  


Population Covered

The KanCare waiver sought to impose work requirements on parents with children age six and older who make less than 38% of the federal poverty level. This was not approved.


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Work Requirements

The state request to add a work requirement building off the state’s TANF program and disenroll individuals who did not comply. Because Kansas has not expanded Medicaid, all adults subject to the request would have incomes at or below 38% of poverty. CMS did not approve the request in its December 2018 approval of the managed care waiver. Learn more and get advocacy strategies to combat work requirements.

Lifetime Limits on Coverage

The state asked that all members subject to work requirements be limited to a three year lifetime limit, even if they continue to meet their work requirements. This request was rejected by CMS on May 8, 2018.