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Groups join forces to push for KanCare expansion

More than 75 organizations across Kansas have joined forces in support of expanding KanCare. The newly formed Alliance for a Healthy Kansas – which includes the Kansas Health Foundation, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, GraceMed, and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence – is urging lawmakers to allow a federal expansion of Medicaid, which it argues would result in economic growth, more jobs and better health care for hardworking families. But so far this session GOP legislative leaders have refused to even hold a hearing. – Phillip Brownlee