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Jan. 11, 2011
This year, the topic of health reform will be a part of policymaking discussions and dinner table conversations across the country. The Kansas Health Institute recognizes the importance of providing state-focused details about the federal legislation, and so, throughout the year, will publish a series of briefs reviewing how health reform will impact Kansas.
This brief — the first in a series focusing on how health reform affects Kansans — describes the changes to the options and requirements for acquiring health insurance. The associated resource document provides more in-depth information about concepts discussed in the brief.
Future topics in the series will include examining public health as it's related to health reform, looking at the changes the legislation makes to the Medicaid program, and discussing cost containment and payment reform.
We value our readers' feedback, so please let us know if there is a health reform topic of interest to you and your constituents, colleagues or family. We will do our best to address it in upcoming publications.
KHI Briefs on Health Reform
→ The Impact of Health Reform on Insurance Benefits and Mandates in Kansas
→ A Health Insurance Exchange in Kansas? Decisions and Deadlines Ahead for State Leaders
→ Affordable Care Act's Expansion of Medicaid Expected to Boost Kansas Enrollment
→ Medicare Changes Include Care Coordination and Prescription Drug Costs
→ What the Affordable Care Act Could Mean for Kansas Employers and Health Insurance
→ What the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform May Mean for Kansans
→ ACA Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment and Cost Estimates for Kansas Policymakers
→ Insurance Exchange Will Provide Many Kansas Consumers With New Options
→ Affordable Care Act Will Increase Coverage, Demand for Mental Health Services
→ Kansans Share Thoughts on Health Care System and Affordable Care Act
→ Resource document: Terms and definitions