March 5, 2015

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE:

Brownback softens stance on Medicaid expansion (Peter Hancock, March 4, 2015, Lawrence Journal-World)

Kansas is currently one of only 14 states that has not adopted a plan to expand its Medicaid program.

Brownback's comments, which came in response to a question from one of the insurance agents, stood in stark contrast to his remarks on the campaign trail last year when he said he strongly opposed the federal health care law, also known as Obamacare, and criticized his Democratic opponent Paul Davis for supporting it. [...]

His softened tone also came amid mounting pressure at the Statehouse from hospitals and other health care providers who want Kansas to take part in the expansion because it would mean additional reimbursements for them, offsetting losses they suffer from providing uncompensated care, as well as reduced reimbursements from Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly.

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