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Health Insurance and the Uninsured in Kansas: Updates from the March 2008 Current Population Survey

By Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., Cheng-Chung Huang, M.P.H., Rachel J. Smit, M.P.A., Sarah Carkhuff Fizell | April 29, 2009

This annual publication of the Kansas Health Institute provides a snapshot of the insurance status of Kansans in various categories, including age, gender and work status. It also describes how the insurance status of Kansans is changing over time.

The report is the product of months of work analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

Though the survey was taken prior to the economic downturn, the data show that Kansas was one of only 10 states that recorded an increase in the percentage of its population that is uninsured.

The data also show that while most uninsured Kansans work, many live in families making less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which means they have gross incomes of less than $3,052 a month for a family of three.

Click the following links to download each PDF file: 

Health Insurance and the Uninsured in Kansas: Updates from the March 2008 Current Population Survey

(KHI Report, April 2009)

Health Insurance and the Uninsured in Kansas

(Chartpack, April 2009) This chartpack is intended for use in presentations about health insurance and the uninsured in Kansas.

For more information on health insurance and the uninsured in Kansas, click here .