Help the Low-Income Uninsured Gain Health Care Coverage Through Medicaid Expansion
The Kansas City Medical Society and the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation support Medicaid expansion in Kansas and Missouri.
As of October 1, Missouri is now processing applications from individual adults who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the expansion guidelines. See these informative FAQs from the Missouri Department of Social Services to help with enrollment and benefit-related questions you and your patients may have.
Medicaid enrollment assistance is available through Cover Missouri at the following Kansas City locations:
- KC Care Health Center, 3515 Broadway 64111 or 2340 E. Meyer Blvd. 64132, 816-753-5144, ext. 1380
- Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, 2121 Summit St. 64118, 816-889-1917; or 825 Euclid Ave. 64124, 816-889-4634
- Homeroom Health, 1106 E. 30th St. 64109, 816-753-5144, ext. 1380
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has made Medicaid Expansion a priority in 2022. Two bills were presented: HB 2675 and SB 472, proposing expansion of KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. These bills come on the heels of polling that shows that nearly 8 out of 10 Kansas voters support KanCare Expansion.
See a list of webinars presented so far and links to recordings.
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- (NEW) Medicaid Expansion and Main Street: Projected Effects of Expanding Kancare on Kansas Employers (Kansas Health Institute, April 2021). Private-sector employers would save an estimated $39.6 million to $80.6 million per year on contributions to employer-sponsored health plan premiums and reduced tax penalties, if Medicaid were expanded in Kansas.
- Who Could Medicaid Reach with Expansion in Kansas? (fact sheet from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
- What Kansas Can Learn from Medicaid Expansion in Other States (Kansas Health Institute Report, June 2019)
- Additional resources from Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
- (NEW) Medicaid Expansion Saves State General Revenue in FY 2022 (Missouri Budget Project – March 2, 2021). With the help of incentives in the 2020 and 2021 federal stimulus bills, health services that now are paid in full or in part by Missouri general revenue would be transferred to the 90% federal share under expansion. This would yield budget savings for Missouri in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.
- Medicaid Expansion in Missouri (Missouri Foundation for Health, January 2020). This issue brief provides a comprehensive case for Medicaid expansion.
- Analysis of the Fiscal Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Missouri (Washington University 2019). Missouri could save $930 million annually by 2024 with Medicaid expansion.
- The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States That Do Not Expand Medicaid (issue brief from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Medicaid Expansion Fills Gaps in Maternal Health Coverage Leading to Healthier Mothers and Babies (Georgetown University Health Policy Institute report)