Medicaid expansion could put Kansas families on the hook for more than $1 billion. Other states have learned the hard way that expanding Medicaid can lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in unexpected costs, taking resources away from other essential services such as roads, schools and public safety.
Flooding Medicaid with more than 150,000 new able-bodied enrollees will make it even harder for those who really need the program to access health care. Medicaid is already overloaded. Expanding it could take the program to the breaking point.
Thankfully, some state senators have been standing strong against Medicaid expansion, understanding the harm it would do. Send those senators a letter today, thanking them for their actions and encouraging them to keep opposing Medicaid expansion and support innovative health reforms instead.