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Statement on Veto of KanCare Expansion Legislation

David Jordan, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, issued the following statement in response to Governor Brownback’s veto of House Bill 2044, the Bridge to a Healthy Kansas. “Governor Brownback vetoed legislation this morning to expand KanCare. With this veto, the Governor chose to deny health coverage and care to more than […]

Key Lawmakers for a Veto Override

Governor Brownback vetoed legislation to expand KanCare. The Governor’s decision means more than 150,000 Kansans will continue to go without health coverage and care unless the Legislature can override the veto. Please call the list of lawmakers below and urge them to expand KanCare. Here is a brief script you can use for your calls: […]

Statement on Senate Passage of KanCare Expansion

Statement of David Jordan, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, on Senate Passage of KanCare Expansion: “Today, a bi-partisan majority of the Kansas state Senate voted 25-13 to expand KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. By voting to expand KanCare, policymakers voted to bring back $1.9 million a day from Washington to create jobs, […]

Statement on the AHCA & KanCare Expansion

Statement of David Jordan, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, on the defeat of the American Health Care Act: “Today, the United State House of Representatives pulled the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) when it was clear that it did not have enough votes to pass.  The defeat of the AHCA is a […]

Here’s who to contact when we go to the Senate

The committee is expected to hear testimony on our KanCare bill, SB2044 on March 20th and 21st, and it’s important that we generate the same level of momentum received by members of the House committee to guarantee the bill passes in the Senate. Below is the contact information for senators to contact, and you can find […]

David Jordan: Fight for KanCare expansion continues

The fight for KanCare expansion in Kansas is not over. Despite the tabling of a bill on Monday that should have been allowed to go to the full House for a vote, there is an army of advocates who haven’t come this far without making sure every last option is considered. The lives of Kansans, […]

Thanks to EVERYONE who testified at the February Hearings!

Verbal Testimony David Jordan, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Joe Reardon, President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Michael Mullins, President & CEO, Via Christi Health, Inc. Suzann Emmons, self-employed housekeeper in the coverage gap Lynn Fisher, MD, President, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Bill Persinger, President and CEO, Valeo Behavioral […]

David Jordan: Facts show Medicaid expansion helps state

Facts show Medicaid expansion helps state Too often, opponents of Medicaid expansion – such as Jeff Glendening, state director of Americans for Prosperity (Jan. 12 Opinion) – point to the costs associated with expansion but fail to include the facts about how savings and economic growth offset those costs. For instance, expanding KanCare would cost […]