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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 supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be 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.