Senate panel redirects Medicaid expansion money

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A key Senate committee on Thursday moved money for Medicaid expansion out of Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget to cover a revenue shortfall in a separate health program.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee - at the urging of Republican Sen. Jim Denning - moved $14 million into the Health Care Access Improvement program, which was supposed to be funded solely by a hospital tax when it was created.

The Senate committee's action comes a day after a House panel pulled funding for Medicaid expansion from the . . .

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