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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:34 PM

'No more stall tactics': Gov. Laura Kelly urges Senate vote on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Laura Kelly called out the Senate’s GOP leadership Tuesday for standing in the way of Medicaid expansion, urging action on behalf of uninsured Kansans and struggling rural hospitals.

Senate President Susan Wagle answered her call with a fierce rebuke of the Obamacare system and a personal story of her daughter’s medical care.

Kelly, a Democrat who made expansion a priority for her administration, admonished Republican adversaries for refusing to allow a vote on expansion. A bipartisan coalition deployed procedural high jinks to pass legislation in the House two weeks ago, putting the ball in Wagle’s court.

Kansans want Medicaid expansion, Kelly said, and they want it now.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190402/no-more-stall-tactics-gov-laura-kelly-urges-senate-vote-on-medicaid-expansion

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