Medicaid expansion backers revive Kansas plan, advance it
March 21, 2019
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Medicaid expansion supporters in Kansas forced a debate Wednesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan and advanced it with bipartisan support over GOP leaders' objections.
The House voted 70-54 to give first-round approval to a modified version of Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid health coverage to as many as 150,000 more residents. House members planned to take another, final vote Thursday to determine whether it will pass and go to the Senate, but the debate on it showed that the support for it was solid.