Policy & Research


Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2016

By Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., Cheng-Chung Huang, M.P.H., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., Lawrence John Panas, Ph.D., Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D. | December 19, 2017

Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2016

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In 2016, there were 239,578 uninsured Kansans. Of them, 35,577 were already eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but were not enrolled. Another 117,563 could have qualified for subsidies to purchase health insurance on the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the state had expanded its Medicaid program, 74,341 uninsured Kansans would have been newly eligible for coverage.

This is just some of the information shown in KHI's latest infographic, Health Insurance in Kansas 2016, which breaks down the population of Kansas into those with different types of private and public insurance, and those without insurance. The infographic further divides the uninsured population into income categories and describes how many were potentially eligible for various coverage options in 2016.

The infographic uses the latest-available data, which come from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Stay tuned for additional analysis of these data in early 2018.

See all Annual Insurance Update reports here.

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civic dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.