Few issues split Kansas politics like the Obama-era expansion of Medicaid.
Unlike 33 other states, Kansas still has not expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Expanding Medicaid would pay for the health care of thousands of people who dont currently meet the programs stringent eligibility requirements.
The states Medicaid program, known as KanCare, pays for the health care of 400,000 low-income Kansans mostly children, pregnant women, and elderly or disabled citizens. It costs the state more than $3 billion a year.