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Press Conference on HB2553

Sandy Praeger and advocates held a press conference today, in hopes to urge Governor Brownback to veto HB 2553 . Read the Wichita Eagle article here and the Lawrence Journal World here. 

Expanding Medicaid would help mentally ill

Sean Gatewood quotes the importance of expanding Medicaid for the mentally ill.  About 65,000 people receiving services from the community mental health centers are not currently eligible for Medicaid but would qualify under the Medicaid expansion. Read the article from the Wichita Eagle here.

Senator Clark Shultz speaks out on Medicaid expansion

Senator Shultz proposes barring the Governor to make a decision on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. View the Topeka Capital Journal article here. 

Brownback: Now not the time to expand

Governor Brownback shared with advocates he will not support Medicaid expansion this year.  Read his comments as well as advocate comments here. 

Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day

Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day was a huge success! Read the coverage from the Topeka Capital Journal, Kansas Health Institute and KCUR. 

SB 362 Navigator Background Check Act

Interim Executive Director, Sean Gatewood, testified on March 19 in opposition to SB 362.  You may view his testimony here.

72% of Kansans support Medicaid expansion

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. 

SB 362 Health Care Insurance Navigator Registration Act

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.