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Chanute Tribune: NMRMC Chief: Medicaid expansion a pressing matter for Kansans, local economy

By: Matt Resnick, Chanute Tribune | November 22, 2022 The Kansas legislature’s failure to act on Medicaid expansion is costing Neosho County citizens dearly, according to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center CEO Dennis Franks. Kansas is currently one of only 12 states to have yet to implement expanded Medicaid coverage, with South Dakota soon to […]


Last week South Dakota voters passed Medicaid expansion. This makes Kansas one of only eleven states that hasn’t done so. North Carolina continues to make strides towards expanding their Medicaid program, too. Kansas is being left behind. It’s time to tell the few powerful people in Kansas who are holding us back: We’re ready for […]

Kansas Health Institute: Kansas Uninsured Rate Now Higher Than the United States

By: Kansas Health Institute | September 15, 2022 The U.S. Census Bureau today released its latest estimates of health insurance coverage in Kansas and across the United States. Amid state and federal policy decisions to promote access to health insurance coverage during the pandemic, the national uninsured rate fell to the lowest level since the […]

Introducing our fall 2022 Walk with the Gap Challenge!

Introducing our fall 2022 Walk with the Gap Challenge! Costs are rising and Kansans are paying more to take care of themselves and provide for their families. Health care is no exception. It’s time to help Kansans get more for their money when it comes to health care and bringing good-paying jobs to our state. […]

Topeka Capital-Journal: Medicaid expansion in Kansas would improve the lives of many of our neighbors. Here’s how.

By: Kathy Lobb | August 26, 2022 Below is an Op-Ed originally published in The Topeka Capital-Journal: As a statewide group of people with disabilities, the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas would like to set the record straight to dispel the myth that expanding Medicaid would be harmful to us. We know from experience this […]

The Fayetteville Observer: Former UNC Coach Roy Williams and fellow coach: Expand Medicaid in NC

By: Roy Williams and Lon Kruger | July 1, 2022 Below is an excerpt from an Op-Ed originally published in The Fayetteville Observer: Hundreds of talented players, thousands of championship games, and countless miles traveled. Collectively, as college basketball coaches we’ve had the privilege to encounter many different people from many different walks of life, […]

Kansas City Star: Casting stones Kansas and Missouri? Take a look at a page or two from the Bible

By: Charles Hammer, Columnist, Kansas City Star | June 15, 2022 Below is an excerpt from this column: They told him the woman had been caught in the act of adultery, demanding under biblical law that she be stoned to death. Quite a political dilemma, since these Pharisees hoped he would breach the law and […]

Wichita Eagle Commentary: Expanding KanCare would strengthen rural health care, rural communities

By: David Jordan, president and CEO of United Methodist Health Ministry Fund | March 9, 2022 Kansas is a rural state with nearly one-third of the population living in rural communities. As Kansans we take pride in self-reliance and taking care of our own. Yet Kansans living in rural and frontier areas are more likely […]