Ensuring Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare:
Now more than ever Kansas needs to expand Medicaid. Anthony Hensley not only supports Medicaid expansion, he has made every effort to bring it to the Senate floor for a debate.
Thousands of Kansans have lost their jobs and, subsequently, their health insurance as a result of the current public health crisis, but will need the coverage to continue to access affordable healthcare. Staying healthy makes it easier for Kansans to get back to work and stay at work. A healthier, more productive workforce will help our state economy grow.
Additionally, Medicaid expansion dollars go to work for Kansans on day one. Unlike tax cuts that remove dollars from the state’s treasury with the hope that new jobs and revenues will be created. Expanding Medicaid ensures hospitals and clinics remain open and creates thousands of good-paying jobs.
He also remains committed to supporting policies that: help recruit healthcare staff and expand telehealth offerings to benefit rural communities; ensure Kansans with pre-existing conditions can receive healthcare coverage; reduce the costs of prescription drug prices; and, put an end to surprise medical billing.