Statewide poll on Medicaid expansion

Poll shows strong support for expanding Medicaid among small businesses, voters

Results highlight economic benefits of expansion

A recent statewide poll of small business owners, voters and Republican primary voters shows that most respondents favor Medicaid expansion in Kansas and believe doing so would increase health care access for thousands of low-income Kansans, spur job growth and boost the state’s economy.

Commissioned by Sunflower Foundation and conducted Nov. 10-20, 2023, by Public Opinion Strategies, the poll focused on gauging public opinion on a proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas. If approved, the move would allow an estimated 150,000 additional Kansans to be covered under Medicaid, with the federal government paying 90% of the cost of expansion.

Results showed 68% of registered voters, 51% of Republican primary voters and 83% of small business owners favor expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Top reasons given by respondents for supporting the measure included how it would increase health care access to tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Kansans, bring more jobs to the state, stimulate the economy, and help sustain rural hospitals.

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