Business people have taken the lead across Kansas calling for Medicaid expansion through their Chambers of Commerce.

Former Kansas Senate President Dave Kerr, a past leader of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, urged the Legislature at a news conference with other chambers last Thursday to expand Medicaid, describing it as “an enormous amount of good for people, plus the benefits for our workforce and for the local economies. That money cycles through several times, helping our economy all the way through.”