News: 2024 Rally for Medicaid Expansion – Details
Attending the 2024 Rally for Medicaid Expansion at the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday, March 6, 2024? Here are the details and resources you might need.
Today there are tens of thousands of Kansans who fall into the health insurance coverage gap. In fact, KanCare expansion could help 150,000 people receive health coverage. These are hardworking men and women in Kansas who make too much to qualify for the state’s Medicaid program, KanCare, but too little to qualify for financial assistance for private insurance. This leaves them stuck with few or no options for affordable health coverage.
KanCare expansion is a commonsense policy that will reduce health care costs for everyone, protect Kansans from medical debt, fix current KanCare eligibility limits (which are too low), and preserve and strengthen rural health care.
All of our surrounding states have expanded their Medicaid programs, leaving Kansas behind. It’s time for Kansas to expand KanCare.
Since Tammi can't see to drive, she is unable to work. She wants to get her eyes fixed so she can get back to work and finish paying off her house. She needs health insurance to help pay for her care [...]Read More
“My name is Jaime, and I am the father and provider of my home. I have three children and I live with my wife in Kansas City, Kansas. We are a united family and take great care of each other. Family [...]Read More
Jim is from Wichita and he’s uninsured right now. He did have insurance a while ago as a seasonal employee, but he’s since lost it after that job ended. Getting health insurance is simply out of h [...]Read More
Chandra is from Wichita. She is a mom and a poet, and is currently working on her second poetry collection. Chandra's KanCare expansion story is about her mom, Jo Anne. Jo Anne never really had acces [...]Read More
A new poll released by the Sunflower Foundation re-affirms previous polls over the last several years that Kansans widely support Medicaid expansion, and highlights that most Kansans value the economic benefits that expansion brings.
Join the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas and other Medicaid expansion advocacy groups for the 2024 Rally at the Kansas Statehouse. We’ll gather together to hear from advocates about why expansion is so critical, and you can set up time to meet with your legislators.
The Alliance is sponsoring a bus to take advocates to the 2024 Rally for Medicaid Expansion on March 6, 2024. The bus will start in Kansas City Kansas and head to the Statehouse in Topeka with a return to the same drop off site after the rally. Please RSVP here if you would like to ride on the bus.