All Kansans, no matter where they live, deserve accessible, affordable health care that works for them and their needs.
Due to cuts made by the Brownback-Colyer Administration and their failure to expand Medicaid, rural hospitals and clinics are struggling and even closing. This is hurting our communities and putting Kansan’s health at risk.
As governor, Laura Kelly will make sure Kansas families can get the healthcare they need.
More than 150,000 Kansans have been left without healthcare coverage due to Sam Brownback and Jeff Colyer’s failure to expand Medicaid. Not only that, hospitals and clinics across the state are at risk of closing. We can do better.
Laura Kelly has consistently supported expanding Medicaid to provide health coverage to more Kansas families. She also knows that expanding Medicaid will provide significant impact on our state’s economy and create thousands of jobs in the process.
As governor, Laura Kelly will advocate for and sign legislation to expand Medicaid in her first year.
Jeff Colyer’s decision to privatize Kansas’ Medicaid program, Kancare, to for-profit insurance companies outside of Kansas has put the health of thousands of Kansans at risk.
Laura Kelly will reform KanCare and ensure that our healthcare system is putting people, not profit, first. She will work with state agencies, community health groups and insurance companies to find the best plan to meet the needs of Kansans, and provide increased oversight and accountability into KanCare.
Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights
Laura Kelly is a strong supporter of a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions and has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights. Laura also understands decisions that impact women’s lives – whether it’s healthcare, schools, childcare or jobs – shouldn’t just be made by a room full of men. That’s why her campaign for governor is endorsed by EMILY’s List – the nation’s largest resource for pro-choice women in politics.
As governor, Laura will make sure all Kansans have access to reproductive healthcare, including birth control.