As of October 1, 2013, there are many new options for Kansans to consider when purchasing health insurance. This report provides information detailing the cost of various health insurance plans available by premium rating areas across the state.
The annual budget is the most visible reflection of the policy priorities of the governor and the Legislature. This fact sheet summarizes the budget decisions made by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature for fiscal year 2014.
This issue brief examines the financial structure for KanCare MCOs, including contract provisions that aim to maintain access to quality services while saving money.
| Mar. 06, 2014 |
KHI offered neutral testimony on HB 2556, a bill that would permit convenience and grocery stores to hold retail liquor licenses.
| Feb. 21, 2014 |
Join us in a discussion of early experiences with implementation of the ACA in Kansas The Marketplace and how it is structured and operating 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.
| Jan. 12, 2014 |
Medicaid is a publicly financed source of health insurance and long-term care coverage for certain eligible population groups. It is the second-largest source of health coverage in the nation, following employment-based coverage.
| Dec. 23, 2013 |
This issue brief summarizes the results of a study of community health assessments and community health improvement plans. The information for this study was gathered through various focus groups and surveys about experiences and outcomes in Kansas between 2012 and 2013.
| Dec. 18, 2013 |
This issue brief outlines the State General Fund budget situation that Kansas faces. The current proposed budget presents both short- and long-range challenges. Currently, spending exceeds revenue. Projections show that the gap between expenditures and receipts will widen unless difficult decisions are made to bring them into closer balance.