Governor Laura Kelly Revives ‘Healthy Workers, Healthy Economy’ Initiative: Embarks on Statewide Tour and Advocates for Medicaid Expansion

By Trish Svoboda

Today, Governor Laura Kelly embarked on a tour of HaysMed in Ellis County, marking the relaunch of her “Healthy Workers, Healthy Economy” initiative. She will be traveling across the state, engaging in discussions with Kansans about the crucial role of Medicaid expansion, ahead of the legislature’s return at the end of the month.

Upon their return on April 26, Senators will have the chance to debate and vote on the issue of Medicaid expansion.

“When they return on April 26th, the legislature will decide if they want to keep moving Kansas forward,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “By voting to expand Medicaid, Kansans in every corner of the state would have access to the affordable, high-quality health care they deserve.”

In January, the Kansas House and Senate saw the introduction of Governor Kelly’s Act titled “Cutting Healthcare Costs for All Kansans”. This proposed law aims to broaden healthcare access to an additional 150,000 Kansans. Furthermore, it is projected to channel an annual federal funding of $1.2 billion into the Kansas economy and generate 23,000 new jobs.

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