December 8, 2015
Source: Prepared by Manatt Health for the Kansas Grantmakers in Health
The cost of Medicaid expansion in Kansas is projected to average just over $50 million annually between 2016 and 2020. Based on publicly available data and the experiences of states that expanded in 2014, it appears that Kansas should be able to generate sufficient savings and revenue gains to cover the costs of expansion during this time period – in other words, expansion should be budget neutral. Expansion, in fact, may generate savings and new revenue in excess of the costs of expansion.