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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.
The following is excerpt from the transcript of Governor Laura Kelly’s 2021 State of the State address: … So, if we’ve learned anything these past 10 months, it’s that every Kansan deserves health care they can afford, good health care facilities near their homes, and for our rural neighbors and friends, more access to telehealth […]
Justin lives in Topeka with his father. He’s uninsured, and as a single, childless adult doesn’t qualify for Medicaid in Kansas. He has applied for disability coverage but it has not been approved. Justin has a rare autoimmune disorder that went undiagnosed for 17 years. He is six months overdue for his checkups because he […]
By Hailey Mensik | Jan. 5, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has already bludgeoned hospitals’ finances amid stay-at-home orders and widespread cancellations in elective procedures. Now a surge in unemployment rendering some patients unable to access or pay for care is posing a threat to long-term recovery efforts. But lost revenue may be easier for hospitals […]
By Sara Millburn If you hired a construction company to build a new house, how would you feel if the builders decided to “cut costs” by pouring a foundation for only 3 sides of the house? In the long run, would you actually be saving money? What would be the impact on the side of […]