Feb052013
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Bryan Thompson

Making Sense of Medicaid Expansion (What Will KS Do?)

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The Medicaid program in Kansas provides medical care for low-income seniors in nursing homes and people with disabilities. It also covers low-income parents and their children. But if you’re poor and don’t have kids, you’re out of luck. That could soon change. The federal government wants states to make it easier to qualify for Medicaid—and they’re willing to pay most of the cost to do that. As part of our series, “Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change,” Health Reporter Bryan Thompson reviews what’s at stake.

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Kansas Health Institute: Impact of Medicaid Expansion

KHI News: Hospitals Worried About Loss of Dollars for Charity Care

New England Journal of Medicine Perspective

Kansas Policy Institute paper

Miami Herald - Medicaid Expansion May Save State Money

Healthcare.gov - Medicaid

apply online for Medicaid/KanCare

Health Reform Resource Project

Op-Ed by Kansas Hospital Association President and CEO Tom Bell


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