Wichita Eagle: Abortion politics kills Kansas Medicaid expansion for the year
By Dion Lefler | May 21, 2020
The Kansas Senate has slammed the door on expansion of Medicaid until next year.
Stymied for months, Senate Democrats attempted a last-ditch effort to bring Medicaid to a vote on the final day of this year’s session Thursday. But they lost a pivotal procedural vote on a floor amendment by Sen. Dinah Sykes, D-Lenexa.
Her amendment would have replaced the contents of a routine bill dealing with power transmission and cleared the way for Gov. Laura Kelly to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion.