Medicaid Expansion, a bipartisan priority for the legislature and for Governor Kelly, looked like it was finally going to pass this session. It’s been years coming. Expansion bills passed the House three times and enjoy majority support in both the House and the Senate. Expanding Medicaid would aid more than 150,000 Kansans who currently do not have health insurance or access to affordable medical care.
Medicaid expansion also would have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity vital to rebuilding our economy. However,
a handful of Republican legislative leaders stopped passage again this year.