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Kansas Stories: Chrisie Stonequist

Chrisie Stonequist is from Wellsville, KS. She is a mom of two and is a grandma. She’s currently unemployed after losing her job due to her health condition. She has no health insurance because it’s not affordable and most of the time she loses her job before she gets her benefits. Chrisie struggles with her […]

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Kansas Stories: Vicki Pribble

Vicki Pribble is from Parsons, KS. She lives there with her two sons, Michael and Christopher. Vicki has insurance through Medicare and Christopher has health benefits from his dad, but Michael is unable to get health insurance. Michael lost his coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program when he turned 19 and he’s been without […]

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Nurse Voices for Expansion Podcast: Carol Bush

This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas covers storyteller and advocate Carol Bush. Carol has been a nurse focused in oncology and is a longtime nurse activist. She discusses her career focused on advocating for the health of others and why Medicaid expansion is so important to those she serves. Alliance for A […]

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Kansas Stories: Louise Lynch

Louise Lynch is from Kansas City. She is a caregiver for her husband and daughter. Louise and her husband have health insurance, but their daughter does not. She previously had been covered under her parents’ plan but after she turned 26 (the cut-off age under federal law) that was no longer an option. Life without […]

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Nurse Voices for Expansion Podcast: Allison Mulch

This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas features storyteller Allison Mulch, Director of Nursing at Goodland Regional Hospital. Allison talks about her community’s health needs and how Medicaid Expansion would improve the health of the patients she sees. Alliance for A Healthy Kansas · Kansas Stories: Allison Mulch If you have a story […]

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Nurse Voices for Expansion Podcast: Becky Plate

This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas features Becky Plate, a registered nurse who manages an urgent care center. She talks about her support for Medicaid expansion and the patients who desperately need access to health insurance. Not long ago, Plate was in the same situation. She discusses the time she was uninsured […]

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Kansas Stories: Stephanne

Stephanne is from Jackson County. She is a mom and an active breastfeeding advocate for the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, providing peer-to-peer breastfeeding support. She pushes for moms to have access to Medicaid for longer than the two months after the birth of their child. She also wants Medicaid expansion to happen in Kansas. Stephanne had […]

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Nurse Voices for Expansion Podcast: Lori Ranallo and Hilary Goeckner

This podcast from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas features storytellers Lori Ranallo and Hilary Goeckner. Lori, a nurse practitioner, discusses her advocacy for Medicaid expansion. Hilary, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, provides a look into the policy of Medicaid expansion and what it means to Kansans struggling in the coverage gap. […]

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