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August 2019

Kansas Workers and Industries Stand to Benefit from Medicaid Expansion: Top Occupations of Kansans Who Would Receive Coverage Through Medicaid Expansion

Kansas is one of 13 states that have not expanded Medicaid. Over 150,000 nonelderly, low-income Kansans could benefit if the state expanded Medicaid coverage, most of whom are working adults in industries that are the foundation of the state’s economy. Families USA has published an analysis of the most common occupations of working adults who would benefit if Kansas expanded Medicaid.

Based on this analysis, which uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, over 100,000 working Kansans would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program. The most common occupations among these working Kansans are food preparation and serving occupations, sales and related occupations, and office and administrative support occupations.