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Testimony: KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas Program

Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare

By Robert F. St. Peter, M.D. | March 21, 2017

Testimony: KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas Program
Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., KHI President & CEO, shared estimates on Medicaid expansion with the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee during a hearing on HB 2044.

Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., KHI President & CEO, shared estimates on Medicaid expansion with the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee during a hearing on HB 2044, which would establish the KanCare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas Program. The bill, which passed the House earlier this session, would expand Medicaid coverage to most low-income, non-elderly Kansas adults, effective January 1, 2018.

In addition to neutral testimony about the bill, KHI provided recent publications to committee members to help inform the policymaking process:  

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The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.