Rep. Sharice Davids backs new federal strategy for Medicaid expansion in Kansas

Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids said she would support a new federal push to expand Medicaid, which could provide health care coverage to up to 165,000 more Kansans. The measure, contained in the larger $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, would create a federal Medicaid-style program to extend coverage eligibility to all individuals who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Filed image.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas says she would support a new federal strategy to expand Medicaid in Kansas, which would provide health care for an estimated  165,000 more Kansans.

Davids, joined by local advocates and health care professionals who have advocated for expansion of Medicaid coverage in Kansas for years, called for the upcoming budget reconciliation package to both continue current federal incentives and include a federal plan to expand Medicaid coverage in states like Kansas.