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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.
By Craig Andres | Feb. 10, 2020 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Rebecca drove about 45 minutes to a GraceMed campus in Wichita on Monday. “My son is Kenneth,” said Rebecca. “He’s here for some dental work.” Rebecca uses GraceMed services. She used to get Medicaid herself but no longer has the service. “Oh, I hope […]
Julio Garcia lives in Lawrence. He is a single adult residing at the Lawrence Community Shelter. He arrived in Kansas a few years ago, bringing with him an insurance plan that covered his health costs. He lost his insurance after arriving in Kansas, and he has been uninsured ever since. Julio recently finished his last […]
By Jonathan Shorman | Feb. 10, 2020 After nearly a decade, Medicaid expansion supporters in Kansas have hoped 2020 will finally mark the year lawmakers extend healthcare to upwards of 130,000 low-income residents. They’ve been encouraged by a compromise proposal from the state’s Democratic governor and a top Republican leader. But just weeks into the […]
By Rev. Jenny Jackson | Jan. 27, 2020 The issue of access to affordable health care is of great concern for the faith community, in Kansas and nationally. Kansas Interfaith Action has been working on this issue since 2016, and we believe Medicaid expansion is long overdue. Medicaid expansion is Kansas’ most pressing moral priority, […]