KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | News

Report Sees Extra Costs From Medicaid Expansion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Friday, February 8, 2013

A new report says Kansas would face about $600 million in additional costs over the next 10 years if it opted to expand Medicaid following the federal government's overhaul of health care.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration on Friday released a summary of a report prepared for the state by an Illinois-based consulting firm. The analysis looked at the potential costs in expanding Medicaid to provide health care coverage for additional needy residents.

The federal government is encouraging states to expand Medicaid by promising to pick up almost all of the additional costs.

The report says even if Kansas doesn't expand coverage, it faces additional costs of $513 million over the next decade. But if Kansas opts in, the figure rises to $1.1 billion.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190475111 - kake.com/a?a=190475111