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Kansas Reflector: Kansans will benefit from health provisions in Build Back Better legislation

By: Suzanne Wikle | November 30, 2021 The past two years have been hard for many Kansans. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis has been stressful, and the resulting economic crisis has only added to the stress. Our neighbors who lack access to affordable health insurance are acutely aware of both challenges. Fortunately, policymakers have […]

The Topeka Capital-Journal: Failure to expand Medicaid hurts the bottom line of our Kansas local communities. Push your lawmakers to act.

By: Shannon Portillo and Jade Piros de Carvalho | July 30, 2021 As local governments across Kansas work on their budgets this summer, counties and cities are struggling to keep mill levies stable amid revenue shortfalls and skyrocketing material costs. Unfortunately, state lawmakers’ refusal to expand Medicaid left federal dollars on the table that could […]

New York Times: Medicaid Enrollment Surpassed 80 Million, a Record, During the Pandemic

By Sarah Kliff | June 21, 2021 Medicaid enrollment rose sharply during the pandemic, with nearly 10 million Americans joining the public health program for the poor, a government report released Monday showed. Eighty million people were covered under Medicaid, a record. It reflected an increase of nearly 14 percent over the 12-month period ending […]

Topeka Capital Journal: A Congress bill would let cities, counties sidestep states to expand Medicaid. Here is what it means for Kansas.

By Andrew Bahl | June 22, 2021 A bill introduced in Congress last week to let cities and counties opt in to expand Medicaid is gaining attention from advocates in Kansas, who have long pushed for increase eligibility in the program statewide, a plan which has been thwarted by legislative Republicans. But others caution the […]

KSNT: Advocates say ObamaCare ruling brings hope for thousands in Kansas

By Rebekah Chung | June 17, 2021 TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Supreme Court dismissed challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from GOP-led states, in a ruling on Thursday. The governor applauded the Supreme Court’s decision with the following statement. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for more than one million Kansans with a […]

Statement on Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Statement by April Holman, executive director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, on today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to dismiss the challenge to the Affordable Care Act: Today’s ruling to reaffirm the ACA by dismissing the latest legal challenge is a huge victory for all Kansans. The ACA has been a lifeline for […]

Job Announcement: Director of Communications, Advocacy Specialist

The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is hiring a Director of Communications and an Advocacy Specialist. Job Description: Director of Communications Job Description: Advocacy Specialist Click here to apply for the Director of Communications position Click here to apply for the Advocacy Specialist position

More than 50K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion

By the Associated Press | June 4, 2021 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say more than 51,700 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid this week under an expansion of the program approved by voters. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority reported Friday that 51,708 Oklahomans have qualified for benefits, including about 30,000 from urban areas and […]