The potential effects of Medicaid expansion on businesses in Kansas is a relatively under-addressed question. While other studies have looked at the macroeconomic effects of expansion – for example on tax revenues and state economies – no study has examined potential effects on businesses in Kansas as employers. This report estimates that employees switching to Medicaid from employer-sponsored insurance would save private-sector employers in Kansas between $39.6 million and $80.6 million per year. Employers could experience non-financial effects of Medicaid expansion as well, including a healthier workforce.
This report was prepared for the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas (Alliance) through a contract with the Community Care Network of Kansas (CCNK). The Kansas Health Institute retained editorial independence in the production of the report and its findings. Any views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Alliance and CCNK and their members.
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