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VOyage kc: Exploring Life & Business with April Holman of Alliance for a Healthy Kansas

Today we’d like to introduce you to April Holman.
Hi April, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories. I have an undergraduate degree in history and political science, which is not necessarily a direct pathway to employment. Law school seemed like a logical next step but after enrolling it didn’t take long for me to realize that the traditional practice of law was not for me. Since I am too stubborn to quit something that I have started, I stuck it out and finished the degree. Although I have been licensed as an attorney in Kansas for twenty-five years, I have never practiced traditional law.

Abilene reflector-chronicle: KanCare recipients should prepare to reenroll: advocates of Medicaid expansion prepare for legislative session

By Gail Parsons / Dec 19, 2022 Soon after the pandemic started shutting down offices and businesses the federal government declared a public health emergency, which put a temporary halt to the annual reenrollment for KanCare. During the public health emergency, no state was allowed to end a person’s eligibility for Medicaid — that pause […]

Pandemic, Job Losses and Supreme Court Case Focus Attention on Affordable Care Act Deadline

By Tammy Worth | Dec. 8, 2020 The day after her first chemotherapy treatment in 2017, Laura Packard watched Congress vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Packard, diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was a small business owner with a health policy purchased through Colorado’s marketplace. “It was terrifying,” she said. “I was […]

Topeka Capital-Journal: Gov. Laura Kelly expects Medicaid task force to quickly deliver expansion plan

During her State of the State address last week Governor Laura Kelly announced she would convene a task force to advance a plan for Kansas to expand Medicaid by Kansas Day. On Thursday she announced who would be serving on the working group. Gov. Laura Kelly affirmed the administration’s expectation Thursday a new task force […]

David Jordan: Fight for KanCare expansion continues

The fight for KanCare expansion in Kansas is not over. Despite the tabling of a bill on Monday that should have been allowed to go to the full House for a vote, there is an army of advocates who haven’t come this far without making sure every last option is considered. The lives of Kansans, […]