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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 Christopher Brown | Nov. 8, 2019 A newly released Kansas plan to give more people Medicaid is an example of the tricky balancing act needed in states that have resisted expanding the low-income health program so far. The good news, supporters of growing Medicaid say, is that a powerful Kansas state senator who has […]
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to provide testimony regarding the Senate Medicaid Expansion Proposal as well as data regarding the people who are currently in the health insurance coverage gap. My name is April Holman and I am the Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas. The Alliance is a broad-based […]
By Tim DeWeese | Nov. 7, 2019 Last week the Kansas Senate leadership unveiled its proposed legislation on Medicaid expansion in response to the Kansas House of Representatives bill that passed last session. Regardless of how the Senate and House compromise to formulate a comprehensive approach to expand Medicaid and improve access to health care, […]
“I feel like every time we look at health care costs for me, it’s almost as much as our rent check and that’s not right.” Jessica is from Lawrence. She married her husband about three years ago, and they have a 2-year-old daughter together. Currently, she has no health insurance. Jessica suffers from depression and […]