Medicaid Expansion

Susan Wagle
The John Whitmer Show
January 12, 2020 - 9:49 pm
Governor Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning announced an agreement between Democrats and Republicans on a Medicad Expansion bill. Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle commented on the John Whitmer Show.
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KNSS News
January 09, 2020 - 8:53 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and a top Republican lawmaker have outlined a new proposal for expanding the state's Medicaid program. The deal between Gov. Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning announced Thursday breaks an impasse that had allowed a handful of GOP leaders to thwart bipartisan...
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KNSS News
January 08, 2020 - 8:16 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and a top Republican legislator are preparing to unveil a bipartisan plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Kelly's office scheduled a Statehouse news conference for Thursday morning with Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning. The governor and the Overland Park Republican have...
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KNSS News
November 14, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Catholic dioceses in Kansas will not support expanding Medicaid unless the state passes a constitutional amendment and new laws restricting abortions. Chuck Weber, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, told a House and Senate committee Wednesday the state’s four Catholic dioceses...
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Steve & Ted
May 03, 2019 - 9:13 am
Ted gets reaction and analysis from KNSS' John Whitmer, plus a preview of Sunday's John Whitmer Show.
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Getty Images
April 08, 2019 - 7:10 pm
A legislative fight over expanding Medicaid in Kansas is delaying approval of the state's next annual budget as expansion supporters try to keep Republican opponents from blocking it for another year. Some top GOP lawmakers are conceding that an expansion plan could pass because expansion is a...
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Getty Images Plus
April 03, 2019 - 4:33 am
Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas appear skittish about being able to block Medicaid expansion. They offered political cover Tuesday to moderate GOP colleagues if they back off their push for an expansion this year. State Senate President Susan Wagle told reporters that GOP leaders plan to have a...
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March 20, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas have won the vote in the Kansas House on Gov. Laura Kelly's expansion plan. The House voted 69-53 on Wednesday to add Kelly's expansion plan to an unrelated health care bill. The House broke off its debate so that members could draft other amendments but...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:34 pm
Two committees of the Kansas Legislature have stripped Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed state spending for Medicaid expansion out of budget legislation. The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 7-6 on Thursday to remove $14 million from a proposed budget for the state health department for the fiscal...
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March 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas have tried to reassure wary Republican lawmakers with a "poison pill" that would end an expansion if the federal government backed off promises to cover most of the cost. But Gov. Laura Kelly's proposal this year dilutes the provision so that the state...
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