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Medicaid is a federal-state program that provides health and long-term care services to people with low-incomes. KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. If you do not currently have coverage for KanCare, you can apply online. To apply for medical coverage, you must complete and submit an application.
KanCare plan is for children, pregnant women, families and adults. This plan also covers adults and children who have a disability, long-term illness or special health care needs. You can choose your own doctor. And you get many extras that other plans don’t offer. Learn more about UnitedHealthcare KanCare.
More people now qualify for KanCare (Medicaid). See if you can too. No copays for covered services.
As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking.
Trying to stop smoking is hard. But all the benefits of quitting are worth it. Did you know that 20 minutes after you quit, your heart rate drops to a normal level? And 12-24 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. We support our members who are trying to quit.
Build a healthy future for you and your baby and earn great rewards with Healthy First Steps. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy. Plus you can earn $20 just for signing up.
We will help you:
Behavioral health is as important as physical health. That's why we have coverage for both.
Required care is 100% covered with no copay. This includes:
Our HealthTalk newsletter is now online. The newsletter is a great way to learn about our health plan and important health topics.
Now you can read it whenever, wherever you want. Check back quarterly for a new edition.
Our plan provides up to 12 rides annually to and from health care locations for medical appointments and more, such as:
Medical questions and situations sometimes happen at inconvenient times. When you have questions about your health, you can call a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-855-575-0136.
Our nurses will:
Earn debit card* rewards for healthy activities such as wellcare visits, immunizations, or completing a Health Risk Assessment. Reward amounts range from $10 to $25.
* Debit cards can be used at specific retailers for CMS approved health related items.
Free activities. Kids can get a $50 activity at local organizations like YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and some Parks and Recreation Centers.
KidsHealth. This online source offers helpful videos and articles to encourage healthy behaviors in kids, teens and parents.
Healthy Weight. Healthy You.
When you eat more calories than you use, your body stores the extra calories as fat. A few extra pounds are not bad for most people, but too many extra pounds and too much body fat can be bad for your health.* Doctors call this being “overweight” or “obese.”
Doctors use a measurement called body mass index (BMI), using your height and your weight to determine how much body fat you have. The best way to stay at a healthy weight or to lose weight is to make good food choices. Here are some easy ways to do that every day:
Losing weight does not have to be hard. Getting more exercise is one of the best ways. Try to get 60 minutes or more of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to mean doing hard exercises or going to the gym every day. Just move your body. Here are some ideas:
Move! Dancing to your favorite tunes can help you burn more than 300 calories an hour.
If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house to move – try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.
Walk! Take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog, or walk your cat! Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.
Clean! Vacuum your room. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. Your parents will be happy, and it’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.
Unplug! Limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone – try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.
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