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A Billion Dollars and Counting; What Kansas Lost by Not Expanding Medicaid

When converted into $100 bills, here's what one billion dollars looks like on wooden pallets. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Kansas lawmakers have already forfeited a billion dollars in federal healthcare funding by not expanding Medicaid coverage. Guest Commentator Duane Goossen tells us that refusing to expand the program will continue to cost the state money and leave more than 100,000 Kansans without health insurance.

Kansas Lt. Governor: Working Group Serious About Helping Rural Providers

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

Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Kansas say the rural health task force created by the governor is nothing more than window dressing; political cover to show that the state is doing something to help struggling rural hospitals.  But the man leading the task force, Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, disagrees.

Proponents of Medicaid Expansion Present at KanCare Forum in Overland Park

Heartland Health Monitor is a collaborative reporting project designed to cover health issues affecting America's heartland.

Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Kansas gathered at a forum in Overland Park to talk about KanCare, the state's privatized version of Medicaid. At the forum, leaders from Indiana talked about that conservative state's experience in expanding the health insurance program for the poor.


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