Kansas gaining jobs from Obamacare

Despite its continued resistance to anything associated with Obamacare, Kansas is set to benefit from it. Up to 9,000 jobs are expected to be created at Medicare call centers in six states, including one in Lawrence. The call centers will answer inquiries related to the federally run insurance marketplaces. Kansas will get an even bigger economic boost if it allows the federal expansion of Medicaid. A study by the Kansas Hospital Association concluded that the expansion would inject more than $3 billion into the state’s economy and create 4,000 jobs over the next seven years.