Medicaid paid for 4 abortions in Kansas since January 2013

February 26, 2020 - 6:53 pm

State health department data shows Medicaid has paid for four abortions in Kansas since January 2013. 

Information from the Kansas Department of Health says one Medicaid-funded abortion occurred in 2014 and three in 2018. Public funding spent a total of $1,030 on the abortions, with $454 paid by Kansas. 

The information comes as legislative leaders are blocking expansion of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, in part because it could increase publicly funded abortions. 

Other lawmakers say Medicaid expansion and abortion are not linked. 

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