Former Kansas Senate President Steve Morris, and former GOP operative Mitch Rucker introduce Kansans First
October 10, 2023
On Monday, Steve Morris, founding board member of Kansans First and former President of the Kansas Senate, and Mitch Rucker joined the Kansas Reflector Podcast to announce the creation of Kansans First. Read more and tune in here: Kansas Political Moderates Create Educational Non-profit.
“I believe that we have a Legislature that’s out of touch with the majority of Kansans,” Morris said. “The Legislature has migrated too far to the right.”
It's not even a point of debate that the cost of health insurance is out of control. The phrase "working for the health insurance" has been around for years, and with each one it's more true for more people.
We have to pass Medicaid Expansion in Kansas.
Is it a perfect solution to all of our healthcare problems? Of course not. But it is one way to solve one problem, and nobody has come up with an alternative since 2019 -- and even that didn't pass the legislature.
Medicaid expansion offers the working poor the option to go on Medicaid, and the federal government pays for 90% of the cost of us adding them to our state healthcare program. It's not perfect, it's part of Obamacare, but it's the right thing to do for Kansans.
In truth, the United States government can't afford this either. But Kansans aren't the ones who put the federal government $33 Trillion in debt, and Kansans who are poor shouldn't have to go without health insurance because Congress can't get its act together.
It's time we joined 40 other states, and support leaders who want to expand Medicaid Expansion.