KCUR: Kansas Medicaid Expansion Fails To Get A Vote, But Supporters Threaten Budget To Force One
By Jim McLean | May 1, 2019
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas proved Wednesday they’ve got the votes in the Legislature — if they can get a vote.
But they lacked enough lawmakers on their side to bypass Republican leadership and force that vote.
At stake is whether the state would spend about $50 million a year in money from Kansas taxpayers to draw more than $900 million from federal taxpayers to cover another 130,000 low-income people with Medicaid.