Medicaid expansion could turn Kansas into the same welfare-state disaster as California


The so-called “bipartisan” proposal to adopt Medicaid expansion in Kansas is certainly earning Gov. Laura Kelly major political points. The Democrat ran on the liberal policy, and within a year of Kelly assuming office, Kansas is on track to become the latest state to expand the welfare health insurance program.

But while it might make good headlines for Kelly, Medicaid expansion is bad for Kansans. No amount of “bipartisan” posturing will change that.

This deal masquerades as a bipartisan solution to the high cost of healthcare. But it’s basically the same policy that Democrats in states such as California, New York, and New Hampshire championed: bigger government, more dependency on welfare, and more state spending — all at the expense of the truly needy.