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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 April Holman | Aug. 5, 2020 On Aug. 4, Missouri voters went to the polls and passed a referendum to expand Medicaid. Just a month earlier, voters in Oklahoma did the same. Now that Missouri and Oklahoma have joined Colorado and Nebraska to become expansion states, Kansas truly stands alone as the last holdout […]
By Brenda Bandy It’s been another long night. The baby’s been crying and no one has slept much. When was the last time he needed a diaper change? Why does nursing hurt so much? He just doesn’t settle after nursing for what seems like hours. Is this normal? Is he getting enough? A quick call […]
By Ken Johnson, President & CEO of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center | July 13, 2020 Medicaid expansion continues as a hot topic of debate and discussion in this year’s legislative campaigns and preparations for the 2021 legislative session in Kansas. The Medicaid expansion story began in 2014 following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. […]
By Jesse Cross-Call and Matt Broaddus | July 19, 2020 The 35 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have implemented the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion are better positioned to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and to prevent the ensuing economic downturn from worsening access to care, financial security, health outcomes, […]