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Today, about 165,000 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.
Stephanne is from Jackson County. She is a mom and an active breastfeeding advocate for the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, providing peer-to-peer breastfeeding support. She pushes for moms to have access to Medicaid for longer than the two months after the birth of their child. She also wants Medicaid expansion to happen in Kansas. Stephanne had […]
This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas features storytellers Lori Ranallo and Hilary Goeckner. Lori, a nurse practitioner, discusses her advocacy for Medicaid expansion. Hilary, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, provides a look into the policy of Medicaid expansion and what it means to Kansans struggling in the coverage gap. […]
Updated research from Kansas State University economist Dr. John Leatherman shows that Medicaid expansion will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding into Kansas each year, which will create increase economic activity that will increase tax revenues to the state and local governments. Those increased state and local revenues are expected to offset […]
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is a statewide coalition working to promote policies that ensure everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Our membership is wide-ranging and includes business leaders, doctors and hospitals, social service and safety-net organizations, faith communities, chambers of commerce, advocates for health care consumers and many […]