From the President and CEO - Considering Medicaid

August 29, 2012  |  Foundation News

As I See It– Help Thousands in Missouri and Kansas Access Health Care

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is both a feeling of relief and anxiety. Even though the Supreme Court’s ruling answered questions about the law’s constitutionality, the political unrest around the ACA continues.

Many of us understand that the health law isn’t perfect in its full construction, but health care leaders who work to provide health services for our region’s uninsured and medically underserved residents understand that the law represents an opportunity for nearly a half million people in Kansas and Missouri to gain access to health care services and coverage.

Our states now face a new decision that could either bring that access closer to home or continue to keep thousands in our region on the margins. Read more.