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Medicaid extension good for Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback needs to follow the example of at least eight other Republican governors – so far – and accept the offer of a federal Medicaid extension.
Those governors and GOP leaders in those states remain opposed to much of the Affordable Care Act, but they’ve acknowledged that accepting the extension makes financial sense for their state budgets. The federal government will finance the full cost of expansion for the first years. Meanwhile, it will help thousands of low-income Americans receive the critical health services they need. That’s not a “bridge to nowhere.”
Some Republican states held out until ...

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