The inspector general's office hasn't sought the funds' return but only issued a recommendation, said Angela de Rocha, a spokeswoman for KanCare, the state's privatized Medicaid program.
Kansas disputes federal agency's claim on Medicaid funds →
"We think it does people good to get encouragement and help getting a job. We think that's good for people, it's good for how they feel about themselves, it's good for their quality of life," said Angela de Rocha, KanCare spokeswoman.
Kansas proposes work requirement in new version of Medicaid →