Kansas Advocacy Group Urges Members To Press Congress To Oppose Health Law Repeal
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is hoping to get Kansas to expand its Medicaid program under the federal health law. In other news, Oklahoma budget officials say the Medicaid program needs more money next year.
Kansas Medicaid Expansion Advocates Among Those Lobbying Against Obamacare Repeal
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, a nonprofit advocacy organization with more than 100 members, on Tuesday began distributing a letter to its members and asking them to send it to the state’s two U.S. senators and four House members, whom the letter urges to “avoid repealing the Affordable Care Act without putting in place an adequate replacement.” David Jordan, executive director of the alliance, says there are growing indications that Republican congressional leaders are having second thoughts about their “repeal now and replace later” strategy. (McLean, 1/10)
The Associated Press:
Oklahoma Medicaid Agency Seeks $200M Funding Boost
The agency that oversees Medicaid in Oklahoma is requesting an additional $200 million, mostly to maintain its current level of health care services for low-income residents, the agency's new leader told state lawmakers on Tuesday. (Murphy, 1/10)