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Slidehow: “Cool Spaces” in Kansas City
No fewer than five candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for Kansas insurance commissioner, an office that has been dominated by Republicans since its creation in 1871. In the 20th century, only one Democrat has held the office, Kathleen Sebelius, who used it as a springboard to become Kansas governor in 2003 and, in 2009, Secretary of Health & Human Services in the Obama administration. It was Sebelius who oversaw the rollout of the signature legislative achievement of the administration’s first term, the Affordable Care Act, or, as it has…
A West Coast hospital company has agreed to acquire two hospitals and other related facilities as part of a deal with Kansas City, Mo.-based Carondelet Health, the parties announced Monday. The buyer is Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, which has signed a letter of intent that includes the acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in south Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs. Carondelet Health is part of Ascension, of St. Louis, the nation’s largest nonprofit Catholic health system. A news release said that three Carondelet Health…
In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "Losing Iraq," Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) discusses putting Sunni insurgents on the U.S. payroll in 2007 — a move he says he initiated without getting approval from the president. FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now? Losing Iraq, a special 90-minute report on the war we left behind.