Statement in Support of Medicaid Expansion:

Expanding Medicaid is an urgent need – it is one of the best tools our state can use right now to protect our residents, our health care providers and our economy during the COVID-19 crisis.

Medicaid expansion is essential for a healthy, productive workforce. Expansion will provide tens of thousands of Kansans with access to affordable health coverage so they can maintain their health, get back to work and help to drive the economic recovery from the pandemic.

Medicaid expansion also strengthens and protects our health care system. A total of 38 states — including all of our neighbors — have expanded Medicaid. This puts communities in our area at a severe disadvantage when it comes to recruiting health care workers and competing for new economic opportunities.

The people of Kansas overwhelmingly support the expansion of Medicaid. Please join us and do the same.