Two quick notes on Medicaid expansion:
In Maine, Governor-elect Mills (D-ME) will expand Medicaid on her first day in office.
Mills said she will implement Medicaid expansion immediately after she takes office on Jan. 2 using existing state funds.
Due to organizational prep time, people may or may not be enrolling into expanded Medicaid in Maine when pitchers and report but enrollment will be indubitably be happening by the time that the World Series Champions have their first regular season home game.
Now let’s move over to Kansas where Governor-elect Kelly is supportive of Medicaid expansion. One of the major opponents in the Kansas House concedes that it is likely that Medicaid expansion will happen. The Kansas City Star reports:
On Medicaid expansion, however, Hawkins appeared to concede defeat. Hawkins chairs the House’s health committee and has been a staunch opponent of expansion.
“I think it’s a foregone conclusion that now that will probably go through,” he said.
The Legislature approved expansion in 2017. It passed the Senate 25-14 and the House 81-44.
Elections matter. Policy matters.