Debate Heats Up Again Over Medicaid Expansion in Kansas
The closure of a hospital in southeast Kansas has sparked a new debate over Medicaid expansion. Supporters say the federal dollars that expansion would generate would have helped save Mercy Hospital in Independence. But opponents, including Governor Sam Brownback, say that isn’t true. Even so, as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the hospital’s closure has made it harder for expansion opponents to ignore the issue.