Statement on House Passage of Kynect and Medicaid Expansion Bills (HB 5 and 6)

By Jason Bailey
March 22, 2016

“Today, a majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives took a positive stand for both the health of their people and the local economies they represent by passing House bills 5 and 6, which would keep Kynect and continue Medicaid expansion as is,” Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said. “Both Kynect and Medicaid expansion have been big successes when it comes to lowering our state’s uninsured rate, improving use of preventive care, injecting dollars into local economies and creating more health care jobs. We encourage the Senate to join in protecting Kentucky’s nation-leading health coverage gains.”