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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.
This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas covers storyteller and advocate Carol Bush. Carol has been a nurse focused in oncology and is a longtime nurse activist. She discusses her career focused on advocating for the health of others and why Medicaid expansion is so important to those she serves. Alliance for A […]
By Sarah Kliff | June 21, 2021 Medicaid enrollment rose sharply during the pandemic, with nearly 10 million Americans joining the public health program for the poor, a government report released Monday showed. Eighty million people were covered under Medicaid, a record. It reflected an increase of nearly 14 percent over the 12-month period ending […]
By Andrew Bahl | June 22, 2021 A bill introduced in Congress last week to let cities and counties opt in to expand Medicaid is gaining attention from advocates in Kansas, who have long pushed for increase eligibility in the program statewide, a plan which has been thwarted by legislative Republicans. But others caution the […]
By Rebekah Chung | June 17, 2021 TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Supreme Court dismissed challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from GOP-led states, in a ruling on Thursday. The governor applauded the Supreme Court’s decision with the following statement. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for more than one million Kansans with a […]