Snapshot of Insurance Coverage in Kansas

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Jan 23, 2012


Ivan Williams, M.B.A.


Key Points

  • 351,000 Kansans are uninsured (12.8 percent).
  • During the last decade, the number of Kansans with employment-based insurance dropped while more Kansans received public coverage or were uninsured.
  • Although employment-based insurance remains the primary source of coverage for Kansans, about one of every four Kansans has public coverage and one of every eight Kansans lacks insurance (Figure 1).
  • Non-elderly people living in southeast Kansas or Wyandotte County are more likely than other Kansans to be covered by Medicaid or CHIP (Figure 2).
  • People living in western Kansas are more likely to be uninsured (Figures 3 and 4 on page two).

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Figure 1: sources of health insurance all Kansans
Figure 2: Kansas Map - Medicaid/CHIP participation rate of non-elderly Kansans


Figure 3: percent of non-elderly Kansans that are uninsured
Figure 4: precent of Kansas children that are uninsured

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