Kelly: Other states teach lessons about Medicaid expansion


Gov. Laura Kelly called out Arkansas, Kentucky and Utah as examples that Kansas should not follow as it considers plans to expand Medicaid.

Addressing her specially formed panel on Medicaid expansion Monday morning, Kelly highlighted work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky as well as partial expansion in Utah as cautionary tales.

"The truth is that not all approaches to Medicaid expansion are created equal," she told the task force at its first meeting. "In fact, some resulted in serious unintended ill consquences."

Kelly acknowledged that while work requirements in states such as Arkansas may sound "great on paper and make . . .


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