PROTEST! Kansas ADAPT, the grassroots, disability rights organization and Poor Peoples Campaign of Kansas demand action on Medicaid Expansion!
Kansas ADAPT, the grassroots disability rights group has been fighting for expanding access to healthcare since 1992 and has been at the forefront of the fight for Medicaid expansion for the past several years. ADAPT is deeply committed to bringing health insurance to 150,00 – 200,000 people. A large proportion of the so-called “able-bodied” expansion population is, in fact, people with disabilities. We believe that many personal care attendants and support staff would also directly benefit. This workforce is vastly underpaid; making it very hard to recruit and retain staff in the community. Access to good, affordable health insurance would help to stabilize recruitment and retention of this workforce so vital for home and community services and supports.
“It is well past time for the political game-playing to end. President Wagle needs to stop the high-handed, Washington, DC-style tactics and focus on governing. She needs to support, not hinder, democracy and let the Senate vote on healthcare for the 150,000 Kansans she apparently doesn’t care about” said ADAPT member Andy Rausch of Pittsburg, KS.
“The Poor Peoples Campaign and Kansas ADAPT call on the Senate to keep its promise to the people and use its authority to go around President Wagle and pass Medicaid Expansion. Holding access to healthcare for 150,000 hostage, literally playing with people’s lives, does not represent Kansas values. Susan Wagle should be ashamed of herself” said Dillon Warren ADAPT member from Parsons.
A peaceful assembling of the people to redress grievances before their government shall occur:
Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 PM
Statehouse, 3rd Fl. Rotunda
Expand Medicaid Now!