The Kansas Medicaid program would cover an addition 150,000 people under a Medicaid-expansion bill that was released today by Gov. Laura Kelly (D).

The bill, which was introduced in the Appropriations Committee, is modeled on legislation that passed both chambers of the Legislature in 2017, but which died after being vetoed by then-Gov. Sam Brownback (D).

Kelly, whose election in November is seen by many as a sign of a moderate shift in the Kansas electorate, has made Medicaid expansion one her most visible goals as she begins to assert herself as governor.

Kelly used her first state of...