As of March 1, about 29,000 Kansans had selected a private insurance plan on the health care marketplace – not quite half of the 65,000 Kansans who are eligible, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An additional 10,000 Kansans who went on the marketplace were determined to be eligible for Medicaid. If Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature allowed a federal expansion of Medicaid, about 150,000 additional Kansans would qualify for health insurance.
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