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Oct. 22, 2013 |
A report by the Kansas Health Institute examines how various public transit scenarios could affect the health of Wichita area residents. The health impact assessment explored transit-related factors that influence health, including air quality, traffic-related injuries and secondhand smoke exposure, as well as access to employment, health care, food sources, educational and recreational resources.
Oct. 01, 2013 |
After more than three years of preparation and debate, the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act opened this week in Kansas for enrollment in coverage starting as early as Jan. 1. While the initial rollout is likely to experience technical challenges and limited online functionality, the plans available and the prices for coverage in the marketplace are described in this brief.
Sep. 24, 2013 |
Dr. Robert St. Peter, CEO of the Kansas Health Institute, was invited to discuss the Affordable Care Act on "Issues 2013 with Steve McIntosh," a talk show on AM 1330 Wichita.
Sep. 20, 2013 |
For the second time in less than a week, the U.S. Census Bureau has released estimates on insurance coverage in Kansas. Thursday's release from the American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 356,000 people in Kansas did not have insurance in 2012, which results in an uninsured rate of 12.6 percent. These estimates were essentially unchanged from 2011.
Sep. 18, 2013 |
U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday showed that the Kansas uninsured rate remained unchanged at 13.1 percent. This means that approximately 369,000 Kansans were uninsured in 2011/2012. Of that number, approximately 60,000 were uninsured Kansas children.
Sep. 16, 2013 |
Later this week, two different sources will release annual insurance coverage numbers. Which is right? Which is best? KHI’s policy team helps you understand the differences in this webinar.
Sep. 13, 2013 |
KHI senior analyst Scott Brunner appeared recently on a Kansas City public television program about KanCare, the state's initiative to move all Medicaid enrollees into managed care plans operated by three private insurance companies.
Aug. 01, 2013 |
This issue brief examines the financial structure for KanCare MCOs, including contract provisions that aim to maintain access to quality services while saving money.
Being underinsured means someone has inadequate health insurance coverage to address the financial expenses associated with health care services, resulting in financial strain, medical debt, or postponing needed care due to cost.