KSN: Kansas continues to holdout on expanding Medicaid, advocates urge it could help save rural healthcare

By Kaisha Batman | March 5, 2021

SUBLETTE, Kan. – Should Medicaid expand in Kansas to provide health insurance for more lower income Kansans?

It’s been debated for years in Topeka, but never passed. On Wednesday, there was an effort to put it into a bill on the Senate floor, but that did not go forward.

Kansas is one of the last states holding out on expanding Medicaid. Thirty-eight states have chosen to adopt the program including Kansas’ four border states.

According to the latest Fort Hays State University, Kansas Speaks poll, 62% of Kansans support Medicaid or KanCare expansion.

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