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Election Dims Chances for Medicaid Expansion in Kansas

Medicaid expansion advocates in Kansas are worried about the future of expansion efforts are last week's election. Photo by KHI News Service

Advocates for Medicaid expansion in Kansas say they plan to move forward despite president-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. But as reporter Jim McLean explains, proponents of expansion are not as optimistic about their chances as they were headed in to last week’s election.


Jim McLean is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka.  He's also a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW, KCPT Public Television and the KHI News Service --- strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.  
 
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