Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Kansas

February 19, 2013  |  Foundation News

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A study released this week by the Kansas Hospital Association reports that expanding Medicaid eligibility to levels called for in the federal health reform law would create 4,000 new jobs by 2020, with most of those jobs in the health care sector, but also in other sectors. The study estimates that Medicaid expansion would pump an estimated $3.5 billion into the state’s economy from 2014 to 2020. The study was prepared by the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University and Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Read a KHI News article on the report.

Review the Kansas Health Association full study, two-page brief, press release and video that outlines key findings from the study (click here).