The REACH Foundation supports expansion of KanCare, the state Medicaid program, to close the health coverage gap that affects thousands of low-income, working adults and families in Kansas.
- Nearly 150,000 Kansans are left out of coverage because state leaders have declined to expand Medicaid coverage.
- Kansas is one of only 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid, forfeiting more than $3 billion in federal matching funds — tax dollars paid by Kansans.
- Despite efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, expansion states have continued to draw down the federal matching dollars to address the specific health needs in their states.
- More than 40 studies published over the last decade have documented the health and economic benefits of expanding health insurance to uninsured people.