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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 Dion Lefler | May 21, 2020 The Kansas Senate has slammed the door on expansion of Medicaid until next year. Stymied for months, Senate Democrats attempted a last-ditch effort to bring Medicaid to a vote on the final day of this year’s session Thursday. But they lost a pivotal procedural vote on a floor […]
In the face of a pandemic and state of emergency caused by the rapid spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the undersigned organizations, business leaders and associations urge you to close the coverage gap and increase access to health insurance by expanding Medicaid.
By Debra Teufel | May 20, 2020 There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives. We’ve had to radically shift our professional and personal lives to help flatten the curve. It’s a great sacrifice but important to our community health. The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce and our peers across Kansas […]
By April Holman | May 13, 2020 My first six years after law school were spent working for the Kansas Legislative Research Department. I couldn’t have asked for a greater group of people to work with or for a more exciting environment. The first year was at the very end of the era of plenty. […]