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Seg. 1: KanCare Struggles And Strains, But Survives. Seg. 2: For The Love Of Basketball.

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Because Kansas will have a new governor in January, changes to KanCare are likely, says Jeff Anderson, who heads the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. "We'll be meeting with whoever's elected shortly after the election," he says.

Segment 1: The state of KanCare.

Since it's creation in 2013, KanCare has received heavy criticism. The privatized Medicaid dispursement program started by former Gov. Sam Brownback has struggled with long processing wait times, bad data collection and lawsuits. Today, administrators of the program discuss the myriad issues they've dealt with already and the ones that remain to be solved.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:42: For NBA's greatest players, basketball was much more than a game.

Kansas City no longer has an NBA franchise but it does have die-hard basketball fans, as anyone who’s ever attended a game at Allen Fieldhouse can tell you. The good news for fans is that the 2018-19 NBA season opens on Oct. 16. To get you in shape for the season, we considered a new book that tells the story of the game through the men and women who’ve played it at the highest levels.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin reports on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3.