TOPEKA This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas.
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points and replaced a Republican governor who had vetoed a previous expansion bill.
Approximately 130,000 low-income people roughly 4.5% of the 2.9 million people in the state would be newly eligible for health insurance under the expansion, which is possible because of the federal Affordable Care Act.