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Today, more than 150,000 Kansans currently fall into a health coverage gap. These are hard working men and women here in Kansas who are stuck with few options for affordable health coverage.
Expanding KanCare is a fiscally responsible Kansas-based solution that will cover them and bring hundreds of millions of your federal tax dollars back home to Kansas – helping create jobs, protect rural hospitals and improve the health of Kansans.
A growing alliance of business leaders, health care providers and faith communities recognize how much our state stands to benefit from KanCare expansion. But so far, our Legislative leaders have refused to seriously consider expansion.
Learn more about how expansion will benefit our residents, our health care providers and our economy.
By Joel Mathis | Oct. 26, 2020 David Larson was alarmed in June when he started feeling sick. The coronavirus was spreading in Kansas, and the 56-year-old Wichita resident – who lives with diabetes, high blood pressure and clinical depression – knew his preexisting conditions made him vulnerable to the illness. “I came down with […]
A statewide poll reveals that the majority of Kansans endorse Medicaid expansion. The annual survey by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University indicated that 71.8% of respondents strongly or somewhat agreed that expanding Medicaid would help rural Kansas hospital remain in business, and 64% strongly or somewhat agreed that the […]
Medicaid expansion is a policy that benefits all Kansans, including Kansans with disabilities. In states that have expanded Medicaid, thousands of people with disabilities—and personal care attendants for people with disabilities—have obtained health care coverage. These states also have saved millions in spending and decreased waiting lists for home- and community-based services (HCBS).
By Sara Prem Breathing is essential to life, yet most of us rarely worry that our ability to breathe will be compromised by lung disease. That’s why for more than 115 years the American Lung Association has worked tirelessly to illustrate the importance of lung health and access to life-saving healthcare to treat lung disease. […]