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It’s time for Kelly to consider the nuclear option to expand Medicaid

Wichita Eagle – DION LEFFLER, OPINION EDITOR – After years of legislative refusal to protect the health and well-being of working-poor Kansans, the time has come for Kelly to seriously consider defying the Legislature, inform the federal government she’s accepting expanded Medicaid on behalf of the people of Kansas, and fight it out in court.

Mississippi Lawmakers Reach a tentative deal to Expand Medicaid

Mississippi lawmakers reached an agreement late Monday on a proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, providing largely free health coverage to an additional 200,000 low-income residents in a state with dire health outcomes and numerous rural hospitals facing financial collapse.

new poll confirms widespread support for medicaid expansion in kansas

A new poll released by the Sunflower Foundation re-affirms previous polls over the last several years that Kansans widely support Medicaid expansion, and highlights that most Kansans value the economic benefits that expansion brings.

Love Thy Neighbor

Join the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas and other faith-based advocates for a series of “Love Thy Neighbor” themed events for Medicaid expansion this legislative session. See below for more information about how you can participate and get involved. Promotion materials are available for use at the bottom of this web page.

gov. kelly talks medicaid expansion, childcare at emporia roundtable

Gov. Laura Kelly discussed the urgent need for Medicaid expansion, shedding light on the challenges faced by the childcare industry and the broader impact on the state’s workforce and economy during a stop in Emporia on Tuesday morning.

Hospitals need expanded medicaid

Gov. Laura Kelly visited Winfield recently to advocate Medicaid expansion. Our hospital CEO, a small business owner, and a teacher all cited the benefits of allowing hard-working Kansans in low-wage jobs to obtain medical insurance coverage.

Kansas health care coverage lags behind national average for second year

rachel mipro | Kansas reflector September 14, 2023 TOPEKA, Kan. (Kansas Reflector) – Kansas has fallen behind national health insurance trends for the second year in a row, with thousands of state residents falling into a health care coverage gap. Kansas had a higher uninsurance rate than the national average for two consecutive years now, […]

More than 50% of rural hospitals at risk of closing, Kansas governor says there’s simple solution

Expanding Medicaid wouldn’t just help regular people, CEO of William Newton Hospital in Winfield Brian Barta said. Barta said it would also take pressure off hospital systems to come up with costs if a person can’t pay for services and don’t have insurance.

“The cost of us providing care for uninsured and underinsured individuals is about 2 and a half million dollars, and that’s our cost just to break even. So, expanding the coverage to individuals, it’s not going to solve our problems but it’s going to help reduce that burden,” he said.