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Closing the Health Coverage Gap Would Help Children and Families

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families recently collaborated with Alliance member Kansas Action for Children to examine the coverage gap affecting Kansas families. They produced this video to help raise awareness about how working families in Kansas can earn too much to qualify for KanCare while not earn enough to receive […]

Honor Kansas Veterans: Expand KanCare

Honor Kansas Veterans:  Expand KanCare On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country.  In addition to the parades, remembrances, and moments of silence, we can thank our veterans in another way:  by expanding KanCare. Despite their sacrifices, more than a million military veterans and their family members across the United States lack […]

Why Candidates Are Running

On the eve of Election Day, we wanted to remind candidates and elected officials that, we, their constituents understand why they run for office — to improve our lives. Below is a letter that we sent to let them know that KanCare is the solution to improving the lives of Kansans across the state.   We […]

Addressing the Issues: Protect Our Local Hospitals

Just over a year ago, the hospital in Independence, Kansas, closed and the lack of Medicaid expansion was consistently cited as an important factor.  It would be a tragedy to allow that to happen in other rural communities – especially when we have a solution.  Below is a letter that we sent to all candidates […]

Statement on jobs in Kansas

With news that the state lost over 2,000 private sector jobs since August and over 6,300 jobs in the last  year, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas emailed all candidates to let them know that expanding KanCare will create jobs and have an economic impact. Below is the letter that we sent to all candidates: […]

Wichita police chief: Mental illness putting a strain on staff

This morning Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay spoke about the important connection between law-enforcement, mental illness and lack of insurance coverage.  Below is the statement from David Jordan, Executive Director of  the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, in response to Chief Ramsay’s comments: I applaud Chief Ramsay for his willingness to talk about the connection […]

Lessons Learned from the Field

This summer and into the fall, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas has been traveling the state to build support for expanding Kancare.  Over the course of our travels, we have engaged thousands of Kansans and partnered with hundreds of organizations — and we have learned a lot from our efforts to date.  Earlier today, […]

Sheldon Weisgrau: Politics, Elections, & Expanding KanCare

Originally Published for Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.   By Sheldon Weisgrau, Director of Health Reform Resource Project: On August 3rd, expanding KanCare became much more likely than it had been the day before (in Kansas, the Medicaid program is known as KanCare). What happened? August 2nd was primary election day in Kansas. After years […]