A CALL TO ACTION FOR KANSAS: THE TIME IS NOW. EXPAND KANCARE IN 2019
Kansas dollars lost while we wait for expansion: $
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.
The Time is Now. The Alliance For A Healthy Kansas calls on our elected officials to do what’s right for Kansas. Expand KanCare in 2019.
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