The American Cancer Society released results from a recent poll, showing 72% of the state’s registered voters are in favor of expanding Medicaid. You can read the story covered by the Kansas Health Institute and view the poll results here.
Sean Gatewood testified in opposition of SB 362 the Health Care Insurance Navigator Registration Act. The bill contains restrictions for navigators. You may view the bill here and read Sean’s testimony.
The Health Care Compact bill is designed to allow the state of Kansas to opt out of federal health care rules and regulations. Sean Gatewood testified on Tuesday, February 18, in opposition of the bill. You may read his testimony here. View the Hays Daily News article here which speaks about HB 2553.
Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition launches website, http://howmuchhasksleftonthetable.com. The story was picked up by Kansas Health Institute, CJOnline, and HaysPost.
Heading into the 2014 legislative session, with several issues for discussion, one being Medicaid expansion. View the Topeka Capital Journal’s summary of issues for this session.
From the Kansas Health Institute’s News Service, Jim McLean speaks to advocates on why they think expanding Medicaid in Kansas is important and how it will help. Follow this link to listen.
Kansas Health Institute (KHI) interviewed consumers and advocates on the importance of expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Sean Gatewood spoke about the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition’s priority is hoping Kansas accepts funding to expand Medicaid. View the article here. The Salina Journal, also picked up the story as well as the Hays Daily News .
Wichita Eagle, Phillip Brownlee, writes editorial on Medicaid expansion and Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition group working on expansion. View the editorial here.