Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Kansas have been stymied by Gov. Sam Brownback’s unyielding opposition. A new alliance is focusing on passing an expansion bill in 2017.
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas boasts 70 members, including advocacy groups, health care providers, unions and foundations. Although polls show a majority of Kansans support extending Medicaid to an estimated 150,000 additional low-income Kansans, Kansas remains one of 19 states that have refused to budge on the issue.
David Jordan takes the reins of the alliance next week.