A new report from the Kansas Health Institute shows that if Kansas expanded Medicaid, private-sector employers would save an estimated $39.6 million to $80.6 million per year on contributions to employer-sponsored health plan premiums and reduced tax penalties, depending on the number of employees who switch to Medicaid.

Nearly all Kansas industries employ Kansans who would potentially be eligible for Medicaid if expanded. The occupations with the highest number of people eligible for coverage under Medicaid expansion provide front-line services that are instrumental to the success of their employers’ businesses. These include cashiers, waiters/waitresses, nurse assistants, janitors/custodians, cooks and teaching assistants.

Read the full report here.