Advocates for medically underserved will host exhibits at Capitol

Sixteen clinics serving poor and uninsured Kansans will host exhibits at the state Capitol in Topeka on Wednesday, in an effort to convince lawmakers to maintain funding for the medically underserved. The effort is being organized by KAMU, the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved.

In addition to the 16 booth exhibitors, 14 other clinics will have representatives at the Capitol to meet with legislators.

The association represents 45 “safety net” clinics serving 241,000 individual patients each year.

“Access to primary and preventive health, dental, and behavioral health care for all underinsured and our most vulnerable Kansans is our top priority,” association spokeswoman Katrina McGivern said in a statement.