Wichita Eagle: Kansas Senate GOP leader’s Medicaid plan a tough sell for some fellow Republicans

Oct. 24, 2019

After years spent opposing past efforts to expand Medicaid, Kansas Senate Republican Leader Jim Denning now has a plan of his own.

But the Johnson County lawmaker’s proposal drew tough reviews from both Democrats and members of his own party.

Denning unveiled a plan Wednesday that could ultimately extend health coverage to thousands of Kansans and would raise tobacco taxes to help offset costs.

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