Through April, we have been hosting “Mailing for Medicaid” events, in which community members have written letters to their elected officials in support of expanding access to Medicaid. Some of the participants have also sent letters to the editor of their local newspaper. So far, these are the letters that have run in Kansas newspapers [...]
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Emporia radio station KVOE sent a reporter to cover the Mailing for Medicaid event at the Emporia Public Library on May 3. The event, attended by local residents who support expanding access to Medicaid, was hosted by KHCC to provide area activists with an opportunity to send letters to their legislators, the governor and the [...]
Though Kansas lawmakers have still not made a decision on expanded access to Medicaid, the door is still open. Advocates are still working hard to make sure the governor and legislators have all the information they need to make the right decision. That was the message KHCC Executive Director Anna Lambertson gave to the Kansas [...]
With the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces coming online in October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is preparing to award grants to organizations that will help consumers access them. The Kansas Health Institute wrote about the release of the request for proposals in this article.
Governor Brownback again asserted that expanding access to Medicaid services will have to be addressed by the state legislature. He told the Kansas Health Institute news service that he is waiting to hear from legislators after they have returned from the April recess. KHCC executive director Anna Lambertson was quoted in the same article, pointing [...]
After the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition delivered petitions to the governor’s office in support of expanding access to Medicaid, KPR did a story about what expansion would mean in Kansas. The story focuses on Mari White, who spoke at the Statehouse rally that accompanied the petition delivery. The story includes audio of KHCC’s Joshua Dieker [...]
The Kansas Health Institute news service reports that tax subsidies to help people pay for health insurance will help about 255,000 Kansans starting in 2014. In the same story, KHCC executive director Anna Lambertson indicates that it is still unclear what education and outreach will be done to ensure people are aware of the available [...]
KHI wrote a story about H&R Block taking time to inform their clients about the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act. KHCC’s Anna Lambertson remarked that educating people about the coming changes under the ACA will require everybody getting involved, and praised H&R Block for their efforts. You can read the full story here.