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New report shows huge economic impact of expansion for Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Gov. Steve Bullock highlighted how critical Medicaid expansion is for Montana businesses and their employees when he visited Bozeman Tuesday. Bullock met with Bozeman economic development and business leaders at Bozeman City Hall to present a report on Montana Medicaid expansion. He said the report, using data from 2019, shows how Medicaid […]

David Jordan: Kansas needs Medicaid expansion

By David Jordan | Sept. 5, 2020 Kansas, like most other states, is facing a sharp loss of state revenue due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Yet, now more than ever, Kansas can’t afford not to expand Medicaid. Despite facing a budget shortfall, Kansas forfeits $1.8 million in federal funds each day by choosing […]

Kansas Reflector: Why Kansas conservatives should embrace Medicaid expansion

By Greg Graves | Aug. 24, 2020 Today, more than 200,000 Missourians who previously did not have health insurance will soon be able to access it, through Missouri voters’ decision on Aug. 4 to expand Medicaid. Imagine waking up for the first time in a long time knowing you didn’t have to choose between your […]

Let’s make sure our voices are heard on the issues we care about

By Spencer Culver | Aug. 14, 2020 Why do we vote? For me, voting represents an opportunity to influence the community in which I live. Put another way—a vote is an affirmation of a citizen’s aspirations for themselves and folks who live near them, regardless of party. It’s also a chance to say “I’d like […]

Topeka Capital Journal: We Must Fight for Medicaid Expansion

By the Editorial Advisory Board | Aug. 11, 2020 Voters in Missouri have decided to expand their Medicaid program. That makes our neighbor to the east the 38th state to offer coverage to a wider swath of low-income people, following on the heels of Oklahoma. Kansas must follow suit. Roughly 150,000 of our fellow residents […]

KSNT: Advocates hope Missouri Medicaid expansion vote is a sign of things to come in Kansas

By Alec Gartner | Aug. 7, 2020 TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Another state is moving forward with Medicaid expansion and advocates say it’s past time to do the same in Kansas. Missouri is the latest state to vote to expand Medicaid. Now Kansas sits as one of 12 states that have not expanded. At the […]

Topeka Capital Journal: Missouri said yes to Medicaid expansion; will Kansas?

By Andrew Bahl | Aug. 5, 2020 It is rare that Kansans will root for Missouri in anything. But Tuesday night, residents who have been pushing for the state to expand its KanCare program found themselves in just that position as they watched voters in the Show-Me State narrowly approve their own Medicaid expansion via […]

Kansas stands alone — and is being left behind — on Medicaid expansion

By April Holman | Aug. 5, 2020 On Aug. 4, Missouri voters went to the polls and passed a referendum to expand Medicaid. Just a month earlier, voters in Oklahoma did the same. Now that Missouri and Oklahoma have joined Colorado and Nebraska to become expansion states, Kansas truly stands alone as the last holdout […]