Kansas City Star Offers Partisan Political Advocacy Against Slacker's Leukemia

Talking points probably aren't the cure.

Tragic thing about it . . . We agree with a lot of the editorial if it didn't completely absolve Democratic Party leaders for any responsibility . . . Given that the current broken system was cobbled together mostly by their hands. 

The fix everybody doesn't want to talk about . . . EXPAND MEDICAID!!! Sadly, neither party's owners want a workable solution that already has vast infrastructure. 

And so . . . 

Here's newspaper chatter that borrows the spotlight from one of Kansas City's most beloved media denizens. 

Their money line . . .

"Today, the popular morning host on 101 The Fox is fighting for his life after a recent diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia — a rare and serious blood cancer. He’s been off the air after receiving a bone marrow transplant at the University of Kansas Medical Center late last month, and we wish him a full and speedy return to 100%. Listeners can’t wait for his comeback . . . The Republican establishment continues to be the biggest obstacle to addressing this immense challenge. While Missouri voters used their initiative petition powers to help at least the neediest among us by putting Medicaid expansion in the state constitution, the GOP supermajority in Jefferson City keeps trying to kneecap it. Kansans, who have less direct control over their democratic rights, would have to wait for lawmakers in their own Republican-supermajority Legislature to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Good luck with that, as things stand now."

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