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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 Ami Hyten I am scared for my community. “My” community is the disability community. When I turn on the news these days, my community is described as “vulnerable” or “infirm” or “ill.” My community makes up a large number of the growing COVID death count each day. I turn on the television and see […]
By Laura Hoch Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body. Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from numbness and tingling to difficulty walking, depression, blindness and paralysis. MS is […]
By David Jordan | Nov. 14, 2020 A strong health system is critical to thriving rural communities and the health of rural Kansans. Even before COVID-19 began surging in rural Kansas, it was becoming more difficult to sustain health care services in a changing Kansas, where the rural health system is starved of resources with […]
By Mark Farr People often ask us why the Kansas NEA, an organization dedicated to representing professional educators, supports Medicaid (KanCare) expansion. After all, don’t teachers have medical insurance already? Most teachers have access to affordable medical insurance, and their salaries would preclude them from accessing insurance through the expansion of KanCare. But by focusing […]