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Proehl, Goddard back Medicaid expansion

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 8:29 pm

The Kansas House on Thursday passed a Medicaid expansion bill, advancing it to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future.

Thursday’s 69-54 vote could give up to 150,000 Kansans affordable health insurance after July 2020 and provide a needed boost to rural hospitals. Lawmakers in the House added language to the bill that would end expansion within a year if the federal government breaks its 90 percent funding promise, The Associated Press reported.

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