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Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite hospital's woes


April 23, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates are buzzing again about the possibility of extending Kansas' health coverage for the poor because of a Topeka hospital's potential demise but could struggle to attract the last few votes from reluctant Republican legislators to overcome GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's opposition.

Supporters of expanding Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law must persuade a few more GOP lawmakers that it can be done without extra costs to the cash-strapped state. Advocates count on having to override a Brownback veto and are shy of the two-thirds ma...

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