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Refusal to Expand Medicaid in Kansas Linked to Rural Hospital Closing

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency, largely focused on health policy issues and state government news, based in Topeka.

The hospital that has served the residents of Independence, Kansas for nearly a century is closing its doors. Officials say several factors are to blame for the hospital’s financial struggles. But they say one stands out: Governor Sam Brownback’s rejection of Medicaid expansion. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service has more on how the closure of the southeast Kansas hospital could change the expansion debate in the state.

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The KHI News Service is a non-profit, independent news agency that covers state government, focusing on health and health-related issues.

Refusal to Expand Medicaid Linked to Closing of Rural Hospital


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