This is the right time to expand Medicaid

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Opinion

July 4, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Thirty-two states have now expanded Medicaid, allowing citizens struggling to make ends meet to get extra help with the cost of health care. Seventeen of those states had Republican-controlled legislatures, seventeen have Republican governors. Governments in those states have realized that Medicaid expansion is not a partisan issue.

It just makes sense for states like Kansas.

Expanding Medicaid in Kansas would mean offering benefits for an additional 150,000 low-income Kansans who make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid but not enough to be eligible for financial assistance to buy private health insurance. Expansion offers benefits to those at less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, $26,347 for a family of three.

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