Kansas dollars lost while we wait for expansion: $
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.
By Richard Shank | April 21, 2021 This week the Kansas Hospital Association website ticker reports Kansas has, to date, declined nearly $5 billion in federal funds during the past seven years through Medicaid expansion. Thirty-eight states, including our neighboring states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Colorado, along with the District of Columbia, participate in […]
By Rebekah Chung | April 21, 2021 TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas held a virtual meeting Wednesday to go over key findings from a Kansas Health Institute report. The report shows that private-sector employers would save between $39.6 million and $80.6 million a year if the state opted into Medicaid expansion. […]
A new report from the Kansas Health Institute shows that if Kansas expanded Medicaid, private-sector employers would save an estimated $39.6 million to $80.6 million per year on contributions to employer-sponsored health plan premiums and reduced tax penalties, depending on the number of employees who switch to Medicaid. Nearly all Kansas industries employ Kansans who […]
By Don Goldman | April 15, 2021 Like many of you, I don’t typically make healthcare decisions based on the cost of services. Sadly, this is not the case for many of our clients who earn too much to qualify for the current Medicaid program in Kansas, but do not make enough money to afford […]