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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 […]

Leavenworth Times: Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are doing all Kansans a disservice by rejecting Medicaid expansion

By Burdett Loomis | May 27, 2021 “My Republican colleagues will not talk about Medicaid expansion. They just won’t. I don’t understand it.” So said first-term Representative Christina Haswood this past week during a discussion of the 2021 legislative session, responding to a question about what had surprised her at the Capitol. As a student […]

Wichita Eagle: Medicaid expansion could add nearly 23,000 jobs in Kansas if passed, report finds

By Megan Stringer | May 21, 2021 Kansas could add nearly 23,000 new jobs if the state expanded Medicaid, according to a new report on the economic and employment effects of expansion in states that have not adopted it. While most of the new jobs would go to the health care sector, expansion would also […]

Updated research shows economic impact of Medicaid expansion

Updated research from Kansas State University economist Dr. John Leatherman shows that Medicaid expansion will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding into Kansas each year, which will create increase economic activity that will increase tax revenues to the state and local governments. Those increased state and local revenues are expected to offset […]

Medicaid Expansion: Why It Matters

The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is a statewide coalition working to promote policies that ensure everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Our membership is wide-ranging and includes business leaders, doctors and hospitals, social service and safety-net organizations, faith communities, chambers of commerce, advocates for health care consumers and many […]