Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

Governor Vetoes Medicaid Expansion / Clubhouse Programs Bill

March 30, 2017 10:22 AM | Amy Campbell (Administrator)

Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed  HB 2044 - the bill that included clubhouse rehabilitation programs and Medicaid Expansion language.  The bill was expected to provide Medicaid coverage to up to 150,000 low-income Kansans.  It would have provided coverage to many of the uninsured individuals currently receiving unreimbursed care at community mental health centers and hospitals. 

Brownback’s veto was announced this morning on Twitter and was expected by many legislators, journalists and lobbyists.  The Kansas Legislature has 30 days to override the veto, which would require two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate.  See the Governor's twitter announcement below.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article141667939.html#storylink=cpy 


Sam Brownback    @govsambrownback

I vetoed Medicaid expansion. It does not prioritize the vulnerable. It does not #DefundPP. It isn't responsible. It's bad for Kansas. #ksleg

8:28 AM - 30 Mar 2017

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