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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 10:08 AM

Chamber leaders join Gov. Laura Kelly to tout economic benefit of Medicaid expansion in Kansas

Former Kansas Senate President Dave Kerr complained Thursday about the “false frugality” he sees in opposition to Medicaid expansion.

Kerr, a Republican who served in the Legislature from 1984 to 2004 and later led the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, said he shares concern for the rising federal deficit.

“But it doesn’t make any sense for us to be passing up somewhere close to a billion dollars a year in federal funds,” Kerr said.

He joined Gov. Laura Kelly and other chamber leaders from across the state in proclaiming the economic benefits of expanding Medicaid health care coverage to an additional 130,000 low-income Kansans and unlocking federal funds that would pay for 90 percent of the costs.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190307/chamber-leaders-join-gov-laura-kelly-to-tout-economic-benefit-of-medicaid-expansion-in-kansas

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