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A single mother doing her best to raise her children. A small business owner realizing her dreams in a rural Kansas town. A caregiver for a disabled child. All these Kansans deserve the ability to see a doctor when they need one and receive the health care services necessary for them to remain productive members of their communities.

These Kansans are why my campaign prioritized Medicaid expansion and why it remains one of my highest priorities in office.

Right now, Kansas has among the most stringent eligibility requirements in the nation to qualify for Medicaid. Non-disabled adults without dependent children aren’t eligible at all. Parents must have income below 38 percent of the federal poverty level—$8,105 per year, or just $675 per month, for a family of three—to qualify. A single mother with two kids who works a minimum wage job just over half-time earns too much.

…continue reading ‘Why I Support Medicaid Expansion’

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