Testimony: Medicaid Expansion, House Bill 2319

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Mar 19, 2015


Kansas Health Institute

Scott C. Brunner, M.A., Senior Analyst & Team Leader, presented neutral testimony before the House Committee on Health and Human Services on House Bill 2319.

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KHI’s Scott C. Brunner, M.A., Senior Analyst & Team Leader, presented neutral testimony before the House Committee on Health and Human Services on House Bill 2319, which requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop an expansion plan and negotiate its approval with federal officials.

During the testimony, KHI provided the committee with material KHI has developed to describe the potential financial and policy implications of a decision on Medicaid expansion in Kansas.

Included materials:

    • Alternative Medicaid Expansion Models: Case Study—Indiana:A new issue brief describing alternative Medicaid expansion models focusing on Indiana’s recently approved plan—HIP 2.0.
    • Nearly 182,000 Kansans in the Eligibility Gap: A brief we issued last year describing the number of people in the “eligibility gap” between Medicaid eligibility for adults and eligibility for premium tax credits through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    • Eligibility for State/Federal Insurance Coverage by Income and Age in Kansas, 2015:This new chart depicts the income eligibility requirements in 2015 by age for Kansas Medicaid and for the ACA subsidies.
    • King v. Burwell Oral Argument: The Case that Puts ACA Consumer Tax Credits in Question:A new brief describing the oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read the full testimony to see the many issues that the committee should consider when looking at the implications of expanding Medicaid to additional low-income adults.

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