As efforts to reform the health care system — nationally and here in Kansas — continue, this Annual Insurance Update 2012 provides new information from the U.S. Census Bureau on insurance coverage in Kansas.
With the release of the 2013 County Health Rankings, Kansas counties can see how they compare with their neighbors so they can identify where they do well and where they can improve.
A discussion of recent estimates on the cost of expanding Medicaid if Kansas were to do so under the Affordable Care Act. was hosted today by the Kansas Health Institute, the Kansas Policy Institute, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
| Dec. 05, 2013 |
The Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University invited Robert St. Peter — president and CEO of the Kansas Health Institute — to present at its annual conference on the economic outlook for the healthcare industry.
| Dec. 04, 2013 |
NPR recently interviewed KHI President and CEO Robert St. Peter for stories airing this week on the Affordable Care Act. As he explains, under the new federal health reform law, insurers can only set prices for an individual’s insurance based on three things: age and smoking, and where you live.
| Nov. 22, 2013 |
This week, KHI Senior Analyst Scott Brunner appeared in newspaper, radio and television news reports as an expert source for stories on the state's Medicaid program.
| Nov. 22, 2013 |
KHI's Duane Goossen moderated a recent panel — titled "Long-Run Economic Impact of the Kansas Fiscal Experiment" — featuring: Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia State University and Justin Ross of Indiana University.
| Nov. 12, 2013 |
Despite the ongoing political debate and the obvious technical challenges with the online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, 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.
| Nov. 07, 2013 |
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.
| Nov. 02, 2013 |
KHI’s Vice President for Fiscal Policy was recently a guest on ABC’s “This Week in Kansas” on Wichita's KAKE-TV, with host Tim Brown. Goossen discussed the current status of the state budget, the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.
| Oct. 23, 2013 |
This presentation — delivered to the Wichita City Council on Oct. 22 — outlines the findings of the recently completed health impact assessment of options before the council for improving the city's bus system.