Statement by April Holman, executive director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, on today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to dismiss the challenge to the Affordable Care Act:
Today’s ruling to reaffirm the ACA by dismissing the latest legal challenge is a huge victory for all Kansans. The ACA has been a lifeline for millions of people, allowing them to obtain affordable health coverage either through the marketplaces or Medicaid. We celebrate this ruling, but we know there’s much more work to do to make sure more Kansans are covered. The simplest, most cost-effective way to achieve this goal is by expanding eligibility for Medicaid. Medicaid expansion will allow 165,000 Kansans to access health insurance, create more than 13,000 new jobs and grow our state budget by hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Our leaders in the Kansas Statehouse must stop blocking this important policy and expand Medicaid.
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