Iola Register: Success Stories Abound for Kelly’s Commission on Medicaid Expansion

Oct. 1, 2019

An advantage to Kansas holding out on Medicaid expansion is that we can learn from others’ mistakes and successes.

That’s being overly generous.

After five years, Kansas legislators continue to deny more than 130,000 low-income Kansans health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, costing the state more than $1 billion — and counting — in accompanying federal aid.

Gov. Laura Kelly campaigned on its expansion, saying it’s not only smart health care policy, but also smart fiscal policy.

In poll after poll, Kansans say they overwhelmingly support seeing more of our indigent covered by health insurance.

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