The following are issues that AARP Kansas staff and volunteers will be advocating for during the 2021 legislative session which begins on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Kansas legislators are back in Topeka with lots of issues to tackle in 2020. AARP Kansas and our team of advocacy volunteers across the state are looking forward to working with legislators on important issues that will enhance the ability of Kansans who are 50 and older to live their best lives –and provide those same options to future generations. Our focus is on making local communities livable for all ages and helping Kansans remain in their homes and communities for as long as they desire.
AARP Kansas volunteers and staff were front and center at the Medicaid Expansion rally on March 18 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. The rally, organized by the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition, of which AARP Kansas is a member, attracted more than 200 citizens from across the state who are concerned that Kansas is losing out on money from the federal government that could be used to provide access to affordable healthcare from more than 78,000 Kansans. These thousands of Kansas are caught in the middle--they make too much income to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to participate in the health insurance marketplace. About 20,219 of these Kansans are between the ages of 50 and 64 who have lost their jobs or are working in jobs without health insurance.
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