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Kansas Hospitals Pushing Medicaid Expansion Hard

Releases Economic Impact Report, Opinion Poll

By By Ron Shinkman

Feb 26, 2013

Midwest Region

Expanding the Medicaid program in Kansas as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could prove a boon to the Sunflower State, creating thousands of jobs and saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The report, released last week by the Kansas Hospital Association, comes at a critical juncture for states still on the fence as to whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the relaxed income cutoffs that are part of the ACA.
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