A CALL TO ACTION FOR KANSAS: THE TIME IS NOW. EXPAND KANCARE IN 2020
Kansas dollars lost while we wait for expansion: $
Today, more than 150,000 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.
The Time is Now. The Alliance For A Healthy Kansas calls on our elected officials to do what’s right for Kansas. Expand KanCare in 2020.
By Brad Cooper | Oct. 11, 2019 The Senate plan to expand Medicaid is starting to fall into place, giving supporters hope that 2020 will be the year the Legislature extends medical coverage to an estimated 150,000 Kansans. Led by Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, the Senate has been crafting its own version of an […]
Oct. 1, 2019 Governor Laura Kelly’s call for a bipartisan, Kansas-specific plan to expand Medicaid coverage took an important step forward Monday with the first meeting of the Governor’s Council on Medicaid Expansion. “Many Kansans struggle to cover the costs of basic health care. Some people can’t afford coverage at all. The status quo is […]
“You need to take care of your people in the gap. I think there needs to be something for them that they can afford. I mean that’s your middle class workers. Those are your single moms that are working their butt off trying to stay out of the system to take care of their families, […]
Oct. 1, 2019 An advantage to Kansas holding out on Medicaid expansion is that we can learn from others’ mistakes and successes. That’s being overly generous. After five years, Kansas legislators continue to deny more than 130,000 low-income Kansans health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, costing the state more than $1 billion — and […]