Senate Medicaid plan advances but faces opposition

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The slow legislative slog toward expanding Medicaid in Kansas started Wednesday when Senate Republicans for the first time offered up a plan to compete with one adopted by the House earlier this year.

A special select Senate committee agreed to recommend introducing a complex plan developed by Majority Leader Jim Denning. It calls for raising taxes on tobacco and vaping products, doesn't include a work requirement and covers people earning 100% of the federal poverty level, although it could go to 138% in certain situations.

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