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Today, about 165,000 Kansans currently fall into a health coverage gap. These are hard working men and women here in Kansas who are stuck with few options for affordable health coverage.
Expanding KanCare is a fiscally responsible Kansas-based solution that will cover them and bring hundreds of millions of your federal tax dollars back home to Kansas – helping create jobs, protect rural hospitals and improve the health of Kansans.
A growing alliance of business leaders, health care providers and faith communities recognize how much our state stands to benefit from KanCare expansion. But so far, our Legislative leaders have refused to seriously consider expansion.
Learn more about how expansion will benefit our residents, our health care providers and our economy.
For more than 50 years, Medicaid has been our nation’s health care safety net — paying health care costs for people with very low incomes, people with disabilities, and some older adults. When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, it included a provision to expand Medicaid eligibility. A 2012 Supreme Court decision made this […]
Reverend Jill Sander-Chali shares why she supports Medicaid expansion in this new podcast from the Alliance. Alliance for A Healthy Kansas · Kansas Stories: Reverend Jill Sander-Chali If you have a story about living in the coverage gap, contact Storybank Fellow Marissa Alcantar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Molly Gotobed | Feb. 24, 2021 As the COVID pandemic rages on, health coverage and access to care is more important than ever. Thankfully, we have a new president who is supportive of the Affordable Care Act and recognizes the dire need for coverage. The Biden administration recently re-opened enrollment for the health insurance […]
By Adam Searing, Allie Corcoran and Joan Alker | Feb. 19, 2021 We’ve been tracking the rates of uninsured children for more than a decade now, and after reaching an all-time low in 2016 nationwide, the number started going in the wrong direction over the past three years. From 2016 to 2019 approximately 726,000 more […]