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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.
Sister Janice Thome of Garden City shares why she supports Medicaid expansion in this new podcast from the Alliance. Alliance for A Healthy Kansas · Kansas Stories: Sister Janice Thome If you have a story about living in the coverage gap, contact Storybank Fellow Marissa Alcantar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 500 rural hospitals – more than one-fourth of the rural hospitals in the country – were at immediate risk of closure even before the coronavirus pandemic be- cause of continuing financial losses and lack of financial reserves to sustain operations. These hospitals had: Persistent Financial Losses: The hospitals had a cumulative negative total margin […]
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 […]