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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.
This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas features Becky Plate, a registered nurse who manages an urgent care center. She talks about her support for Medicaid expansion and the patients who desperately need access to health insurance. Not long ago, Plate was in the same situation. She discusses the time she was uninsured […]
By the Associated Press | June 4, 2021 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say more than 51,700 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid this week under an expansion of the program approved by voters. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority reported Friday that 51,708 Oklahomans have qualified for benefits, including about 30,000 from urban areas and […]
By Burdett Loomis | May 27, 2021 “My Republican colleagues will not talk about Medicaid expansion. They just won’t. I don’t understand it.” So said first-term Representative Christina Haswood this past week during a discussion of the 2021 legislative session, responding to a question about what had surprised her at the Capitol. As a student […]
By Megan Stringer | May 21, 2021 Kansas could add nearly 23,000 new jobs if the state expanded Medicaid, according to a new report on the economic and employment effects of expansion in states that have not adopted it. While most of the new jobs would go to the health care sector, expansion would also […]