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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 Cherie Bledsoe and Brenda Adams SIDE Inc., our peer-led support organization, is located in Kansas City, Kansas. In Wyandotte County, we are in the center of our downtown. We serve a membership of individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders. We have employees that provide peer support. Our organization has been committed to […]
Randy Keith is from Wichita, where he lives with his wife of 13 years and their two children. Randy lost his job in January but worked hard to line up a new one by March. Things were looking up for the family, but then COVID-19 hit Kansas, and the job was no longer available. Randy […]
By David Jordan | Sept. 5, 2020 Kansas, like most other states, is facing a sharp loss of state revenue due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Yet, now more than ever, Kansas can’t afford not to expand Medicaid. Despite facing a budget shortfall, Kansas forfeits $1.8 million in federal funds each day by choosing […]
By Dana Bacon Though the legislative session doesn’t begin until January, we already know its tone will be set by a central question: “How best to cover more Kansans by expanding access to the KanCare program?” For the blood cancer survivors that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks to help, and for others facing serious […]