In the News! Medicaid Update

Kansas – Medicaid Expansion (SB 38) was debated and passed out of Committee by the Kansas Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee. The bill was approved by the Committee but was not debated by the full Senate. Since the bill is not from an exempt committee, the bill will not be worked. The House debated and passed a telemedicine bill on the floor on Thursday (February 22). An attempt to amend Medicaid expansion onto the bill was ruled “not germane.” Given the amount of interest in this issue, many will look for an opportunity to amend a future House or Senate bill.

If you feel strongly about affordable healthcare for all, please keep contacting our elected officials in Topeka. If you don’t have access to a computer, send postcards or give them a call. Local addresses and phone numbers for the Kansas representatives:

Representative Ron Estes
7701 E. Kellogg, Ste. 510
Wichita, KS 67207
(316) 262-8992
(202) 225-6216

Senator Jerry Moran
3450 N. Rock Rd., Ste. 209
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 269-9257

Senator Pat Roberts
125 N. Market St., Ste. 1120
Wichita, KS 67202
(202) 224-4774

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