Segment 1: Kansas refusal to expand Medicaid has delayed access to medical care and left many poor residents uninsured.
All but 17 states have expanded their Medicaid coverage under a provision in the Affordable Care Act. As one of the abstaining states, Kansas is now feeling the impact of that choice, as shown in a study supported by the REACH Healthcare Foundation. We heard how medical care in the Sunflower State compares to other states that expanded Medicaid.
- Brenda Sharpe, president and CEO of the REACH Healthcare Foundation
- Dr. Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Segment 2, beginning at 22:34: The purity culture in evangelical Christianity that traps girls in a cycle of shame.
Linda Kay Klein grew up in a culture that stressed purity in its young women, lest they become stumbling blocks to boys and men. Klein related the lessons her church used to impress upon girls the need to remain pure, and discussed how she was finally able to break away from the fear, anxiety and shame those lessons instilled in her.