A CALL TO ACTION FOR KANSAS: THE TIME IS NOW. EXPAND KANCARE IN 2019
Kansas dollars lost while we wait for expansion: $
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.
The Time is Now. The Alliance For A Healthy Kansas calls on our elected officials to do what’s right for Kansas. Expand KanCare in 2019.
By Jim McLean | May 13, 2019 A deal to clear the way for Medicaid expansion next year that some Kansas lawmakers thought they had brokered in the waning hours of their just-finished legislative session appears to be unraveling. Instead, the conservative leaders and moderate rank-and-file Republicans find themselves splitting in an intra-party fight. Rep. […]
This short film, created by award-winning filmmaker Ky Dickens, features community members and health professionals from across Kansas sharing their challenges and triumphs as they strive to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities.
By Jonathan Shorman | May 4, 2019 Medicaid expansion won’t happen in Kansas this year, leaving lawmakers to develop a new plan for 2020 that some Republicans hope will be more conservative. The Legislature adjourned early Sunday without approving an expansion plan backed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. That marked a defeat for Kelly, who […]
By Sherman Smith | May 5, 2019 A contingent of House Republicans abandoned plans Saturday to force a vote on Medicaid expansion, choosing instead to adopt a revised state spending plan and clear a path to end the session. Moderate Republicans had joined with Democrats in the House to reject two rounds of budget proposals […]