Abilene reflector-chronicle: KanCare recipients should prepare to reenroll: advocates of Medicaid expansion prepare for legislative session
By Gail Parsons / Dec 19, 2022 Soon after the pandemic started shutting down offices and businesses the federal government declared a public health emergency, which put a temporary halt to the annual reenrollment for KanCare. During the public health emergency, no state was allowed to end a person’s eligibility for Medicaid — that pause […]
Chanute Tribune: NMRMC Chief: Medicaid expansion a pressing matter for Kansans, local economy
By: Matt Resnick, Chanute Tribune | November 22, 2022 The Kansas legislature’s failure to act on Medicaid expansion is costing Neosho County citizens dearly, according to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center CEO Dennis Franks. Kansas is currently one of only 12 states to have yet to implement expanded Medicaid coverage, with South Dakota soon to […]
St Joseph News-Press Now: Kansas residents await Medicaid expansion
By: Quinn Ritzdorf, News-Press NOW | November 20, 2022 Hundreds of thousands of Kansas residents are without affordable health insurance, stuck between qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid. Tammi Johnson Arellano is one of those residents in limbo. She was recently diagnosed with cataracts and the doctor told her she is halfway to being blind. “I […]
WILL YOU JOIN US?
Last week South Dakota voters passed Medicaid expansion. This makes Kansas one of only eleven states that hasn’t done so. North Carolina continues to make strides towards expanding their Medicaid program, too. Kansas is being left behind. It’s time to tell the few powerful people in Kansas who are holding us back: We’re ready for […]
Kansas Health Institute: Kansas Uninsured Rate Now Higher Than the United States
By: Kansas Health Institute | September 15, 2022 The U.S. Census Bureau today released its latest estimates of health insurance coverage in Kansas and across the United States. Amid state and federal policy decisions to promote access to health insurance coverage during the pandemic, the national uninsured rate fell to the lowest level since the […]
Introducing our fall 2022 Walk with the Gap Challenge!
Introducing our fall 2022 Walk with the Gap Challenge! Costs are rising and Kansans are paying more to take care of themselves and provide for their families. Health care is no exception. It’s time to help Kansans get more for their money when it comes to health care and bringing good-paying jobs to our state. […]
Topeka Capital-Journal: Medicaid expansion in Kansas would improve the lives of many of our neighbors. Here’s how.
By: Kathy Lobb | August 26, 2022 Below is an Op-Ed originally published in The Topeka Capital-Journal: As a statewide group of people with disabilities, the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas would like to set the record straight to dispel the myth that expanding Medicaid would be harmful to us. We know from experience this […]
The Fayetteville Observer: Former UNC Coach Roy Williams and fellow coach: Expand Medicaid in NC
By: Roy Williams and Lon Kruger | July 1, 2022 Below is an excerpt from an Op-Ed originally published in The Fayetteville Observer: Hundreds of talented players, thousands of championship games, and countless miles traveled. Collectively, as college basketball coaches we’ve had the privilege to encounter many different people from many different walks of life, […]