The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the passage of Medicaid expansion in Missouri:

“Last night, Missourians voted to join our neighbors in Colorado, Nebraska, and Oklahoma to become the 39th state to expand Medicaid. Every single Kansas voter must ask themselves why, year after year, Republican leadership in the Legislature has blocked expansion.

“Their obstruction has left 150,000 Kansans without access to healthcare during a global health crisis. They have forfeited $4 billion Kansas taxpayer dollars. They have rejected 13,000 new jobs that we could bring to Kansas.

“Republican leadership in the Legislature must stop playing politics with Kansans’ lives and support Medicaid expansion.”