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Kansans already relying on government health care

Nearly 450,000 Kansans received Medicare benefits last year, while nearly 400,000 were enrolled in Medicaid as of May 2013, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. A recent report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimated that an additional 144,000 Kansans (nearly half the total number of uninsured Kansans) would receive health care coverage if Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature allowed a federal expansion of Medicaid.