In The News

August 11, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., has released a new report detailing the impact of the American Rescue Plan on health care access and affordability in the 3rd District of Kansas.


August 2, 2021 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed an appropriations bill that includes $500,000 to start the upper Turkey Creek Levee project in downtown Merriam.


July 31, 2021 In The News

The U.S. House recently approved $15 million for projects sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids in the 3rd District.


July 29, 2021 In The News

Expecting and new parents, this may affect you. It’s called the “birthday rule.”


Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids (D) introduced legislation last week hoping to make the process easier when the rule applies to families.


July 27, 2021 In The News

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one.

July 23, 2021 In The News

By Katie Adams

In January, a Kansas couple shared the story of how they received a $270,951 medical bill after the birth of their first child — even though they're both insured. Now, a state representative is proposing legislation to ensure stories like theirs don't happen again.


July 23, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at helping expecting parents make the choice over which parent’s insurance will cover their newborn’s health care.


The bill will cut red tape, avoid surprise bills and let parents, not an insurance company, make the decision on insurance, according to Rep. Davids.


July 22, 2021 In The News

A bizarre insurance loophole put one Olathe couple $270,000 in debt after their newborn's NICU stay.

This loophole gives insurers the power to decide which parent's health care policy will cover the new baby. The deciding factor? Whichever parent's birthday comes first in the calendar year.


July 22, 2021 In The News

By Johnathan Shorman

When Mikkel and Kayla Kjelshus’ daughter, Charlie, was born in the Kansas City area with complications that required intensive care, it was obvious the medical bills would be expensive.


They were prepared. Both parents had insurance and planned to use Kayla’s, with its better rates, for Charlie’s primary coverage.