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Testimony: Establishing the KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas

House Committee on Health and Human Services

By Kari M. Bruffett | February 06, 2017

Testimony: Establishing the KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas
Kari Bruffett, KHI director of policy, gave neutral testimony to the House Committee on Health and Human Services for HB 2064.

On February 6, 2017, KHI's Kari Bruffett, director of policy, presented neutral testimony to the House Committee on Health and Human Services for House Bill 2064. This bill, also known as the KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas program, will promote and administer the program to potentially eligible individuals who are medically underserved in Kansas. During the testimony, KHI provided material that was developed to describe the potential effects of a decision related to Medicaid expansion in Kansas. It focused primarily on the update of KHI's expansion estimate, which described the estimated enrollment and direct costs of expansion. 

The Kansas Health Institute delivers credible information and research enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. The Kansas Health Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.