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Plan for work requirement is focus of Kansas Medicaid debate


February 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans expect to consider a work requirement when a Kansas legislative committee this week begins debating a bipartisan bill for expanding Medicaid, despite opposition to the idea from a GOP leader.

The Republican-controlled Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee plans to start its debate Thursday on a bill containing an expansion plan from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, a Kansas City-area Republican. A final committee vote on the entire bill is expected next week.

Denning acknowledges that work requirements are "a popular...

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