Catholic Bishops Back Medicaid Expansion in Kansas

via The Wichita Eagle:

Catholic bishops in Kansas are calling on lawmakers to expand Medicaid.

Expanding the program would provide health coverage for 130,000 low-income Kansans who are uninsured now, a statement from the bishops said Thursday.

“We, the Catholic Bishops of Kansas, support expanding Medicaid to cover these individuals,” the statement reads. “Indeed, many of our brothers and sisters who cannot currently afford health insurance would gain access to it, bringing an end to the uncertainty and fear that the uninsured of our society must live with daily.”