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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 […]

Kansas Reflector: New report estimates Medicaid expansion could save Kansas employers up to $80.6M

By Noah Taborda | April 24, 2021 TOPEKA — A new report indicates employers in some of Kansas’ most critical industries could save tens of millions of dollars a year if the state were to expand Medicaid. The Kansas Health Institute report indicates private-sector employers would save between $39.6 million and $80.6 million if Kansas […]

Hutchinson News: Kansas one of only 12 states to decline Medicaid expansion

By Richard Shank | April 21, 2021 This week the Kansas Hospital Association website ticker reports Kansas has, to date, declined nearly $5 billion in federal funds during the past seven years through Medicaid expansion. Thirty-eight states, including our neighboring states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Colorado, along with the District of Columbia, participate in […]

KSNT: Kansas sees new push after report shows Medicaid expansion saves state businesses’ money

By Rebekah Chung | April 21, 2021 TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas held a virtual meeting Wednesday to go over key findings from a Kansas Health Institute report. The report shows that private-sector employers would save between $39.6 million and $80.6 million a year if the state opted into Medicaid expansion. […]

Kansas businesses will save $39M-$80M with Medicaid expansion

A new report from the Kansas Health Institute shows that if Kansas expanded Medicaid, private-sector employers would save an estimated $39.6 million to $80.6 million per year on contributions to employer-sponsored health plan premiums and reduced tax penalties, depending on the number of employees who switch to Medicaid. Nearly all Kansas industries employ Kansans who […]