Yesterday, Governor Laura Kelly and Senator Jim Denning announced an agreement on a Medicaid expansion bill for Kansas. This is an exciting and important day for our community and Kansans. We appreciate the hard work from both parties to reach a deal that will help people in our community access the health care they need.
Vibrant Health believes all people deserve the right to high quality health care and we work hard every day to meet the health needs of families in our community. Medicaid expansion will improve the health of our community by increasing access to thousands of people. Vibrant Health provided $2.3M in charitable care in 2019 and this legislation will decrease that number, providing additional financial stability to our organization moving forward, allowing us to focus on meeting the needs of families in Wyandotte County.
We commend the leadership and collaboration it took to get to this point and look forward to working with the state towards a successful implementation.