38 states have expanded Medicaid as of Aug. 5, 2020. Missouri is proudly added! (click on image to enlarge)
The Kansas City Medical Society and the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation support Medicaid expansion in Kansas and Missouri.
Missouri: Following a July 22 decision by the Missouri Supreme Court upholding the August 2020 referendum and then an Aug. 10 lower court ruling, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced on Aug. 11 that the Missouri Department of Social Services will begin accepting Medicaid applications under the expanded eligibility criteria. Medicaid expansion in Missouri finally appears to becoming a reality! Learn more
Kansas: The legislature has adjourned for 2021 with no action on Medicaid expansion. Strong opposition remains among the Republican leadership.
To help keep you informed about expansion, tune in to our Medicaid Expansion Update webinar series … the second Thursday of every month. Each month, we will take an in-depth look at aspects of expansion ranging from the economic impact to tips on being an effective advocate. See a list of webinars presented so far and links to recordings.
Our next webinar is Thursday, Sept. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m., “Business, Faith, Health: Why Medicaid Expansion Is Right for Kansas.”
If you are not already on our Medicaid expansion supporter email list, you can enroll as a supporter and receive regular updates on the progress of advocacy in Kansas and implementation in Missouri.