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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 Ryann Brooks | Dec. 4, 2019 Governor Laura Kelly talked Medicaid expansion during a visit with area hospital administrators, health care professionals and local legislators at Newman Regional Health Tuesday afternoon. Medicaid expansion, Kelly said, had been a high priority she encountered among prospective voters during the 2018 gubernatorial election, second only to education. […]
This podcast from the Alliance for A Healthy Kansas covers Risse Zimmerman and the struggles she faced within the coverage gap in Kansas. Zimmerman retells her experience with multiple health conditions that affected her and her family for months. She discusses the financial burden of not qualifying for KanCare and explains the repeated disqualifications she […]
By Ximena Garcia | Nov. 27, 2019 “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face!” is a silly adage no one would ever think to intentionally do. But that will happen to us Kansans if our elected officials don’t adopt straight Medicaid expansion. Straight expansion means increasing the eligibility for Medicaid (health insurance for […]
By Sheldon Weisgrau | Dec. 2, 2019 As we dive into the details of various Medicaid expansion proposals and advocate for the best possible plan for patients, it’s easy to lose sight of the basics. In addition to the economic benefits to the state, improved financial stability for families and enhanced prospects for rural hospitals, […]