Kansas Medicaid expansion advocates let voices ring: ‘We want a vote’

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20 Mar, 2019
Kansas Medicaid expansion advocates let voices ring: ‘We want a vote’
The Rev. Carl Frazier followed a Scripture reading with a doomsday prediction Tuesday about the fate of people without health insurance if Kansas lawmakers declined to expand Medicaid services to more than 130,000 people.
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