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Topeka Capital Journal: We Must Fight for Medicaid Expansion

By the Editorial Advisory Board | Aug. 11, 2020 Voters in Missouri have decided to expand their Medicaid program. That makes our neighbor to the east the 38th state to offer coverage to a wider swath of low-income people, following on the heels of Oklahoma. Kansas must follow suit. Roughly 150,000 of our fellow residents […]

KSNT: Advocates hope Missouri Medicaid expansion vote is a sign of things to come in Kansas

By Alec Gartner | Aug. 7, 2020 TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Another state is moving forward with Medicaid expansion and advocates say it’s past time to do the same in Kansas. Missouri is the latest state to vote to expand Medicaid. Now Kansas sits as one of 12 states that have not expanded. At the […]

Topeka Capital Journal: Missouri said yes to Medicaid expansion; will Kansas?

By Andrew Bahl | Aug. 5, 2020 It is rare that Kansans will root for Missouri in anything. But Tuesday night, residents who have been pushing for the state to expand its KanCare program found themselves in just that position as they watched voters in the Show-Me State narrowly approve their own Medicaid expansion via […]

Kansas stands alone — and is being left behind — on Medicaid expansion

By April Holman | Aug. 5, 2020 On Aug. 4, Missouri voters went to the polls and passed a referendum to expand Medicaid. Just a month earlier, voters in Oklahoma did the same. Now that Missouri and Oklahoma have joined Colorado and Nebraska to become expansion states, Kansas truly stands alone as the last holdout […]

Hutchinson News: Medicaid expansion would benefit Kansans

By Ken Johnson, President & CEO of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center | July 13, 2020 Medicaid expansion continues as a hot topic of debate and discussion in this year’s legislative campaigns and preparations for the 2021 legislative session in Kansas. The Medicaid expansion story began in 2014 following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. […]

States That Have Expanded Medicaid Are Better Positioned to Address COVID-19 and Recession

By Jesse Cross-Call and Matt Broaddus | July 19, 2020 The 35 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have implemented the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion are better positioned to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and to prevent the ensuing economic downturn from worsening access to care, financial security, health outcomes, […]

New York Times: Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg | July 13, 2020 WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis. The […]

Hutchinson News: Kansans deserve vote on Medicaid

By the Editorial Advisory Board | July 10, 2020 Good job, Oklahoma voters. On June 30, you all managed to get something done that has eluded the Kansas Legislature for the better part of a decade. You successfully voted to expand Medicaid in your state, covering tens of thousands of low-income residents. Missouri voters will […]