Top Of The Morning news: July 5, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning news: July 5, 2013

Jul 5, 2013

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback goes to the Paris Airshow to meet with aviation industry officials. A controversial Medicare program requiring all mail-order diabetic supplies be sold through a select number of private companies started this week. The Country Club Plaza makes the list of the most endangered historic location in Kansas City.

Controversial Medicare Bid Program Takes Next Step

Medicare patients who have diabetic testing supplies delivered to them experienced some changes this week.  It’s all part of an effort by the Medicare program to save money and cut down on fraud. But some people are worried about unintended consequences.

Governor Attends Paris Airshow To Meet With Industry Officials

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state is serious about attracting investments from aircraft and aviation companies. Brownback attended the Paris Air Show last month to meet with industry representatives. He says the air show provides an opportunity to showcase Kansas as a place for aviation business.

Senior Citizens Targeted for 'Medical Alert' Fraud

An on-going scam to bill senior citizens for medical alert device service is gaining steam in Kansas and other Midwestern states. The pre-recorded message claims that someone has purchased a medical alert device for the person as a gift. Then the recipient is asked to verify his or her identity with a bank account or credit card number.

Historic Kansas City Foundation Releases Endangered Buildings List

The Historic Kansas City Foundation releases a list each year of buildings and city landmarks in danger of being lost due to demolition or neglect. This year’s "endangered" buildings include the oldest in the Crossroads, Lane Blueprint Building, as well as Disney’s Laugh-o-Gram studios, and the Country Club Plaza.