Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is asking its allies to wear pink and attend a rally for KanCare expansion on Wednesday. The organization is also asking its supporters to plan to attend a House Health and Human Services Committee hearing on KanCare expansion on Wednesday.
Legislators are entertaining KanCare, or Medicaid, expansion in Kansas, despite the likelihood of changes to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which uses federal funds to match state funds for Medicaid expansion.
KS renews KanCare contracts. Obamacare/Expansion will soon be dead. Time will bring clarity from D.C. New RFP coming late '17. #ksleg
— Dr. Jeff Colyer (@DrJeffColyer) December 15, 2016
Kansas is one of 19 states that have declined to expand their Medicaid programs. It hasn’t always worked out as planned in the 32 states–including Washington, D.C., which opted to expand. For example, in Arkansas Medicaid expansion will cost $800 million more in its first three years than traditional Medicaid would have cost.
Planned Parenthood supporters will attend a House and Human Health Services Committee hearing on KanCare expansion at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.