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.
The information can be used to better understand how the Affordable Care Act and other federal health policy changes as well as state-level policy decisions might affect insurance coverage in our state.
After an initial overview of insurance coverage — who has it and who doesn’t — the report outlines where Kansans get insurance coverage and the link between employment and insurance coverage. Maps illustrate differences in coverage and Medicaid participation across the state.
Finally, the report includes a look at the important trends in insurance coverage during the last decade to put the current status in context and to begin imagining what the future of insurance coverage in Kansas might look like.