Health Reform Brief 4: Affordable Care Act’s Expansion of Medicaid Expected to Boost Kansas Enrollment

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Oct 21, 2011


Emily Meissen-Sebelius, M.S.W.,

Duane Goossen, M.P.A.


One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. One way it accomplishes that is by expanding Medicaid, the public health insurance program that serves mainly low-income women and children and the disabled.

This brief — the fourth in a series focusing on how health reform affects Kansans — examines the changes that will occur in Medicaid under the health reform law. Gina C. Maree, M.S.W., LSCSW, contributed to this brief.

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