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Report: KanCare Expansion Would Provide Mental Healthcare to 34,000 Kansans

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.

A new report says if Kansas expanded Medicaid, it could help 34,000 uninsured residents who have mental illness or substance abuse disorders.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that would be just one benefit of expanding eligibility for KanCare, the state's Medicaid program. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has more.

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor.


Feds: Kansas Could Treat 34,000 with Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues by Expanding Medicaid


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