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Recent survey findings from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a significant increase in health insurance coverage for young adults (age 19-25) in Kansas. Starting in 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.