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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:06 AM

Kansas Gov. Kelly Goes With Medicaid Expansion Plan That Almost Worked Before

Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s Medicaid expansion proposal is a retread.

It’s virtually the same bill that former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed in 2017.

An attempt to override that veto in the House failed, but only by three votes.

A bipartisan working group appointed by Kelly to provide “input” met once and decided against making any major changes.

In a statement Tuesday announcing the release of her bill, Kelly said it was “long past time” to expand eligibility for KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. The proposal would provide health coverage to an additional 150,000 low-income, disabled, and elderly Kansans starting in January of 2020.

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-gov-kelly-goes-medicaid-expansion-plan-almost-worked#stream/0

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