Statement of David Jordan, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, on Senate Passage of KanCare Expansion:

“Today, a bi-partisan majority of the Kansas state Senate voted 25-13 to expand KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. By voting to expand KanCare, policymakers voted to bring back $1.9 million a day from Washington to create jobs, to protect hospitals and to provide coverage to our most vulnerable neighbors. We applaud the Senate’s leadership.

Our hope is the Governor will join with the overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the Kansas House of Representatives and Kansas state Senate as well as the 82% of Kansans who support expanding KanCare. Expanding KanCare will benefit all Kansans.”