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Kansas governor promises another push for Medicaid expansion


January 1, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will push again this year to expand Medicaid in Kansas even though top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature are less receptive to the idea than they were last year.

"I will never stop fighting for Medicaid expansion," she said during a recent Associated Press interview.

Kelly took office in January 2019 promising to make as many as 150,000 more Kansans eligible for the state's health coverage for the poor and disabled. Some advocates have pushed for expansion for a decade.

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