Kansas has chance for Medicaid expansion

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Opinion

November 11, 2019 - 9:54 AM

For years now this paper has advocated for the expansion of Medicaid, our position strengthening each month as data from expansion states proves the health and economic benefits. This week, the House and Senate will hold a joint committee meeting to discuss moving forward with expansion legislation.

Their work should be easy. The remedy is known. The Kansas Legislature needs to send the governor a full expansion bill in January that doesn’t include gimmicks, lockouts and delay tactics.

Playing politics with the health of uninsured Kansans and struggling hospitals is irresponsible. Those with the power in the House and Senate to move legislation forward need to ensure a clean bill is presented to both chambers for a vote.

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