After a hospital in rural Kansas announced last week that it will have to close, Republicans in Kansas may reconsider expanding Medicaid in the state.
Republican state Sen. Jeff King, the vice president of the state senate, expressed willingness to expand Medicaid in some form to prevent additional hospital closures.
"I've never been amenable to just an expansion of the Affordable Care Act," he told the Lawrence Journal-World on Tuesday. "But as we look at states like Indiana that take a real state-centric approach to addressing the health care needs of their poor, I think that's something that Kansas needs to strongly consider."
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