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Coalition Pushes KanCare Expansion as Issue in Kansas Legislative Races

Alice Weingartner, executive director of the Shawnee County Health Center. (Photo: Susie Fagan/KHI News Service)

A new coalition is forming to pressure Governor Sam Brownback and state lawmakers to expand KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. Members of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas jammed into a Statehouse meeting room yesterday (MON) to kick off their campaign. Heartland Health Monitor’s Jim McLean has more.

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