Kansas City Star: Casting stones Kansas and Missouri? Take a look at a page or two from the Bible
By: Charles Hammer, Columnist, Kansas City Star | June 15, 2022 Below is an excerpt from this column: They told him the woman had been caught in the act of adultery, demanding under biblical law that she be stoned to death. Quite a political dilemma, since these Pharisees hoped he would breach the law and […]
Wichita Eagle Commentary: Expanding KanCare would strengthen rural health care, rural communities
By: David Jordan, president and CEO of United Methodist Health Ministry Fund | March 9, 2022 Kansas is a rural state with nearly one-third of the population living in rural communities. As Kansans we take pride in self-reliance and taking care of our own. Yet Kansans living in rural and frontier areas are more likely […]
Join the 8-in-10 Events in March
Nearly 8 in 10 Kansans support expanding KanCare! It’s time to show lawmakers where Kansans stand! We are gathering groups at the State Capitol on each Monday in March to give legislators a visual reminder of what the people of Kansas expect of our policymakers. We’re taking groups of 10 advocates – dressed in our […]
Great Bend Tribune Op-Ed: What will it take?
By: Susan Thacker | February 3, 2022 A bipartisan group of legislators is interested in the idea of extending the Medicaid (KanCare) coverage for pregnant women to a full year after giving birth. This is good news. We hope it doesn’t mean the Legislature has given up on the bipartisan efforts to expand KanCare in […]
New Survey Shows Statewide Bipartisan Support for KanCare Expansion
A new statewide survey finds that almost 8 in 10 Kansas voters (78%) support expanding KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program, so that more low-wage Kansans can qualify for health coverage. Kansas is one of 12 states nationwide that has not expanded its Medicaid program, leaving thousands of residents with no affordable health insurance options. The […]
Topeka Capital-Journal Op-Ed: Lowering sales tax on food and funding Medicaid expansion should go together in Kansas Legislature
By: Bill Pannbacker, former Kansas Representative | January 14, 2022 The bandwagon to eliminate the Kansas sales tax on food is gathering a crowd. The governor, the likely Republican gubernatorial nominee, former state senators from both political parties hailing from across the state and a prominent Wichita businessman are among those expressing support. As with […]
Kansas Reflector: Kansans will benefit from health provisions in Build Back Better legislation
By: Suzanne Wikle | November 30, 2021 The past two years have been hard for many Kansans. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis has been stressful, and the resulting economic crisis has only added to the stress. Our neighbors who lack access to affordable health insurance are acutely aware of both challenges. Fortunately, policymakers have […]
The Topeka Capital-Journal: Failure to expand Medicaid hurts the bottom line of our Kansas local communities. Push your lawmakers to act.
By: Shannon Portillo and Jade Piros de Carvalho | July 30, 2021 As local governments across Kansas work on their budgets this summer, counties and cities are struggling to keep mill levies stable amid revenue shortfalls and skyrocketing material costs. Unfortunately, state lawmakers’ refusal to expand Medicaid left federal dollars on the table that could […]