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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.
Learn more about how expansion will benefit our residents, our health care providers and our economy.
State of the Heart is Community Care Network of Kansas‘ monthly vodcast series in which they explore themes of health-related foundational beliefs, policy development and implementation, and current/future practices with subject matter experts from across Kansas. These themes are grouped in four distinct topic areas: Community, Care, Network and Kansas. Daniel E. Dawes is a […]
By Noah Taborda | Nov. 29, 2020 TOPEKA — For months after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of uterine cancer, Shelby Fehrenbacher resigned herself to death. Fehrenbacher, a 29-year old mother of four living in Topeka, was diagnosed with the deadly disease last year. Doctors told her she needed surgery to survive, but she […]
By Kyle Kessler The people of Kansas need Medicaid expansion to increase access to mental health care or substance use treatment. Not only for economic development; not only for delaying inevitable closures or consolidations of health care organizations like community mental health centers or hospitals; and not only for the purpose of becoming part of […]
By Ami Hyten I am scared for my community. “My” community is the disability community. When I turn on the news these days, my community is described as “vulnerable” or “infirm” or “ill.” My community makes up a large number of the growing COVID death count each day. I turn on the television and see […]