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Medicaid expansion supporters stage Statehouse rally

from Kansas Health Institute

Supporters of expanding Kansas Medicaid eligibility to more low-income adults rallied at the Statehouse to call attention to the issue as legislators formally ended the 2014 session. The federal health reform law initially required states to expand Medicaid eligibility. But the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2012 that upheld the law made expansion optional for states. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have or are in the process of expanding their programs, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Kansas is among 19 states that have rejected expansion. The issue remains alive in the remaining five. more

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