WHY IT MATTERS
Access to adequate health care is a right. Not a privilege. That means health care is available at a fair price to all. It also means that people have access to care in their communities - not hours away.
We live in the richest country in the world, yet suffer from one of the most expensive healthcare systems with some of the worst outcomes.
Partisan opposition and the health insurance lobby’s influence have driven healthcare access to a precarious point for families in Kansas and Missouri, especially hurting our most vulnerable: the working class, communities of color, and immigrants. In 2019, 70,000 people, including 50,000 children, were dropped from Missouri’s Medicaid rolls.
Research shows that 200,000 Missourians could gain coverage with Medicaid Expansion, which would pay for itself—both financially and in having a healthier, more secure community.
Join Indivisible KC and others groups leading the fight for not only accessibility, but health care as a fundamental human right, right here in Kansas City.
CALLS TO ACTION
Medicaid Expansion in Kansas
Gov. Laura Kelly announce today that in true bipartisan fashion, Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning and the Governor reached a compromise proposal to expand Medicaid while lowering health insurance premiums for Kansas families across the state.
What you can do:
Contact your KS state legislators and ask them to push for Medicaid expansion that will let people access healthcare without undue hurdles or red tape.
Medicaid Expansion in Missouri
Volunteers across Missouri are still working to gather signatures to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot for November 2020. Check out our "Actions and Events" page for current opportunities to help gather signatures.
Click through to read more about bills, their status, full text, sponsors and how specific elected representatives voted. (Best viewed on a larger screen.)
Colors bars to the left of bills indicate IKC strong support (bright green) to strong oppose (dark red).
We will be ranking more pieces of proposed legislation in the 2020 session. If you'd like to help us sort through the bills introduced regarding health care, go to our volunteer form, here.
**Data supplied by Bill Track 50**