Capitol Update: Rep. Holscher urges voters to contact legislators, ask for ‘clean’ Medicaid expansion bill

Rep. Cindy Holscher speaking at a panel she organized on Medicaid expansion in August 2019.

Each legislative session, we provide the Shawnee Mission area’s elected officials with the chance to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol. Rep. Cindy Holscher, Rep. Rui Xu and Sen. Barbara Bollier are scheduled to send updates this week. Rep. Holscher’s column is below.

The work of expanding Medicaid continues in Kansas. For close to seven years a number of people – voters, healthcare advocates and legislators like myself who favor Medicaid Expansion – have worked to forward this important program. It is encouraging to see individuals who have worked to prevent expansion throughout that time now FINALLY coming to the table on this topic.