In vetoing a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 150,000 low-income adults, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said that Medicaid should include a strict requirement that all able-bodied adults find a job. “We cannot help our citizens build better lives without also incentivizing them to find a permanent path out of poverty,” he wrote.
But Krista Postai, CEO of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, said that's the wrong way to look at the issue. Her clinic treats many working people who don't seek preventive care because they lack insurance and can't afford to pay for healthcare.