Testimony for the Special Committee on Medicaid Expansion

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to provide testimony regarding the Senate Medicaid Expansion Proposal as well as data regarding the people who are currently in the health insurance coverage gap.

My name is April Holman and I am the Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas. The Alliance is a broad-based statewide coalition of organizations and individuals that have come together to improve the health of Kansans. Alliance members include business leaders, doctors and hospitals, social service and safety net organizations, faith communities, chambers of commerce, advocates for health care consumers, and others. In addition to convening the coalition, the Alliance also conducts health policy analysis and education.