A CALL TO ACTION FOR KANSAS: THE TIME IS NOW. EXPAND KANCARE IN 2019
Kansas dollars lost while we wait for expansion: $
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.
The Time is Now. The Alliance For A Healthy Kansas calls on our elected officials to do what’s right for Kansas. Expand KanCare in 2019.
One of three hospitals in Kansas owned by EmpowerHMS announced Thursday it has closed its doors immediately, saying revenue hasn’t been enough to cover payroll. The board of directors of Oswego Community Hospital, located in Oswego in the far southeast corner of the state, announced the decision in an emailed statement. Included in the hospital’s closure, according […]
Dozens of cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Topeka Tuesday to encourage expanding Medicaid. They took part in the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Annual Day at the Capitol. The group met up at the Historic Topeka Fire Station on Southwest Van Buren then headed to the Statehouse […]
By Tim Carpenter | February 5, 2019 Stephanie Barr spoke from the heart about health reform Tuesday as a cancer survivor who was around cigarette smoke in her youth. Barr was 30 years old and without insurance when her breast cancer was diagnosed, but she qualified for care under a provision of Medicaid applicable to women […]
Jimmy Olsen’s story is familiar to those who have been fighting for Medicaid expansion in Kansas. We’ve featured his story on our website over the last several years because his example is just one of thousands that have been shared with us during this campaign. KAKE interviewed Jimmy about the challenges he’s facing now, as […]