The REACH Foundation supports expansion of KanCare, the state Medicaid program, to close the coverage gap that affects thousands of low-income, working adults and families in Kansas.
- State Medicaid rules have kept nearly 150,000 Kansans in the coverage gap – without coverage options and unable to secure subsidies through the health insurance marketplace.
- To date, Kansas has forfeited more than $2.1 billion in Medicaid matching federal resources – tax dollars paid by Kansans that would fuel the state’s economy and provide financial assistance to hospitals and health and mental health systems that provide care to those who are uninsured.
- Despite efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congress has not come to an agreement on health reform. The Governor and Legislature should ensure Kansans can access the same resources available in 33 other states.