Position 1 –
“All people have the right to affordable healthcare.”
Position 2 –
“People should never be penalized for a pre-existing condition.”
Position 3 –
“We must expand Medicaid. Medicaid provides support for a multitude of services, e.g. hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and medical clinics.”
Impact Medicaid expansion has on rural hospitals:
♦ Our federal tax dollars are going to other states, like California and New York, to provide health insurance coverage to their residents because our state has refused to expand Medicaid.
♦ Since January 2014, Kansas has left over $2 billion on the table.
♦ One in three rural Kansas hospitals are at risk of closure.