Expansion rules uncertain

BY REP. DON HINEMAN

Editor’s Note — The following information on Medicaid Expansion was written by Rep. Don Hineman, who represents the 118th District of western Kansas and submitted by Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria. 

Medicaid Expansion

This week the House of Representatives voted to expand Medicaid in Kansas. The bill created the Bridge to a Healthy Kansas program which aims to provide affordable health care to about 150,000 low income Kansans. Under the bill the eligibility requirements are as follows:

• Must be between 18 and 65 years of age.

• Has an annual household income of no more than 133 percent of the federal poverty level, after the 5 percent income set aside allowed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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