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New Medicaid expansion plan in Kansas dilutes 'poison pill'


March 10, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A "poison pill" in Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid aimed at reassuring wary Republican legislators wouldn't actually end the expansion if the federal government backed off its promises to cover most of the cost.

Kelly has said her proposal is based on an expansion plan that passed in 2017 with large, bipartisan legislative majorities, only to be vetoed by Kansas' then-conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. But the new Democratic governor's "working group" of Medicaid advisers suggested a key, one-word change when it comes what would happen if th...

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