Tag: Kansas

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Evergy capital plan rises 64% in 4 years, reflecting surge in US utility spending: Kansas regulatory staff

July 12, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

“While Evergy’s propensity over the last four years has been to increase its capital expenditure budgets higher and higher with each iteration, other national and regional electric-only utilities are increasing their capital plans robustly as well,” KCC staff said. As […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

January 11, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Keely Connolly thought she would be safe once the ambulance arrived at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Kansas. She was having difficulty breathing because she’d had to miss a kidney dialysis treatment a few days earlier for lack of child […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals

November 24, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Registered nurse Pascaline Muhindura has spent the past eight months treating COVID patients at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. But when she returns home to her small town of Spring Hill, Kansas, she’s often stunned by what she […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sedgwick County Holds Hazardous Waste Collection Event

October 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Sedgwick County, Kansas and Spirit Aerosystems recently collected waste including paint, batteries and chemicals from residents’ homes. The focus of the event was to safely remove poisonous and flammable materials for proper disposal. This was the first year for the […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due

September 22, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

David Usher is sitting on $1.7 million he’s scared to spend. The money lent from the federal government is meant to help hospitals and other health care providers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet some hospital administrators have called it a […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Westar rate cut gets Kansas OK, but new solar demand charge could hike bills

October 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are increasingly considering demand charges, particularly for solar customers they believe are being subsidized by those without distributed generation. But the charges are a blunt instrument that can reduce a customers’ ability to control their bill, and potentially eliminate […]

Health & Insurance

To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Medicaid Waitlist

December 27, 2016

Via: The Caregiver Space

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the waiting lists, although it declined to comment for this story. The ability of the state of Kansas to act may be limited. Gov. Brownback’s tax cuts, which he initiated to boost the […]