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 create positions in retail, construction and other fields.

Those are some of the findings of the report, released Thursday from The Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. (The Commonwealth Fund is a foundation that aims to support the health care system and improve access.)

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