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Kelly revives 2017 plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas


January 30, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly released a plan Tuesday for expanding Medicaid in Kansas that revives a bipartisan proposal vetoed two years ago by a Republican predecessor.

Kelly's legislation would extend state health coverage to another 150,000 adults, starting in January 2020. She and other supporters argue that doing so would not only help struggling families and financially strapped rural hospitals but boost the state's economy.

But top Republicans in the GOP-dominated Legislature continue to strongly oppose Medicaid expansion. They argue it will prove costly, even w...

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