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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 Matthew Kelly | July 3, 2020 A win is a win, but supporters of Missouri Medicaid expansion caution against reading too much into Tuesday’s election results in Oklahoma, where voters agreed to extend eligibility for the low-income health care program by a slender 1% margin. Oklahoma became the 37th state to endorse Medicaid expansion […]
By Leah Lawrence | July 1, 2020 The expansion of Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act was associated with an almost 10% absolute reduction in the number of patients with breast cancer without insurance, and a significant reduction in the number of women diagnosed with late-stage disease, researchers reported. Using data from almost […]
By Rachel Roubein | July 1, 2020 Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic. The vote, which passed with 50.5 percent support, also throws a wrench in the Trump administration’s […]
By Bob Grover and Jim Calvert | June 18, 2020 A continuing health care controversy in Kansas is whether or not to expand KanCare. Here we summarize the issue and where we stand today. One of the legacies left to us by former president Barack Obama was a medical insurance program frequently called “Obamacare” (actual […]