| Sep. 30, 2014 |
Recent analysis by the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) shows that enrollment in Kansas Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) grew by 29.1 percent over the past five years.
| Apr. 10, 2014 |
It is a common misconception that all poor Kansans are eligible for Medicaid. In reality, only a few are actually eligible. To inform the discussion KHI has released a new issue brief (link) that examines in detail who is—and who is not—currently eligible for the combined Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Kansas.
| Feb. 11, 2014 |
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 aims to increase the number of people with health insurance by expanding both private and public coverage. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the law will reduce the number of uninsured Americans under age 65 by approximately 27 million by the year 2017. However, in Kansas, approximately 182,000 people fall into an eligibility gap, and 78,400 of them currently do not have health insurance. Nearly half of Kansans in the gap are also employed.
| Jan. 24, 2014 |
The Kansas Health Institute hosted an event for Kansas legislators and other key stakeholders on Medicaid Expansion. Our guest speaker was Kate Baicker, a national authority on the consideration of Medicaid expansion.
| Jan. 21, 2014 |
This supplemental guide to our Medicaid Primer provides an in-depth look at six key issues as they relate to the federal/state health insurance program for low-income Kansans: 1) KanCare, 2) The Affordable Care Act, 3) Medicaid Providers and Reimbursements, 4) Home- and Community-Based Services, 5) The Health Care Safety Net, and 6) Pharmacy Benefits.
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