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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.
By Tanya Dorf Brunner | April 13, 2021 Kansas is one of only 12 states that has not expanded its Medicaid program. Over 165,000 Kansans would be eligible for health and dental coverage if we expand the KanCare program. So far, the state has forfeited $4.7 million federal dollars because we have failed to expand. […]
By Jesse Cross-Call | April 7, 2021 Policymakers in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are giving it new consideration, in part because of the American Rescue Plan’s large new financial incentive to do so. Expansion opponents have turned to a familiar, and debunked, talking point in response: that funding expansion harms the “truly needy” by […]
Josh* is from Miami County in southeast Kansas. He recently changed jobs and he’s excited to be working in home remodeling. Unfortunately for Josh, he is uninsured. Josh previously worked at a warehouse, and his employer offered insurance, but it was far too expensive. He’s gone without insurance since he aged out of the Medicaid […]
By the Editorial Board | April 2, 2021 It’s a deal any state would be smart to take — but as many as a dozen might be about to say no regardless. They haven’t yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and are being offered enough federal money to cover the full cost, plus […]