A blockade on
"We have a big gap in coverage," said Praeger, who believes opposition to be based on political sentiment rather than cost or health issues. "There's really no logical explanation. There isn't. It's just politics. The need is here and to be turning our back makes no sense."
Brownback has consistently dismissed eligibility reform within the 2010 legislation signed into law by Democratic President
Instead, Brownback said the state ought to improve
The 4 percent reduction in
"We at the
Praeger said the 31 states and the
Initially, the federal government paid 100 percent of the cost of expanded eligibility for
Praeger said expansion of
"We've always been at the bottom of the heap in terms of the federal poverty rate that we are willing to cover. We're right there with
She said closure of
Projections from the
The ACA provided tax credits and subsidies to help people purchase health insurance in the private market, but there have been complaints about that process. The law broke new ground by enabling people to stay on a parent's insurance policy until age 26 and prevented individuals from being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions.