The current rate of uninsured Kansans (12.6 percent) is lower than it was in either 2009 (13.2 percent) or 2010 (13.9 percent).
The rate of Kansans with public coverage has steadily increased over the past 5 years—from 24.8 percent in 2009 to 27.0 percent in 2012.
The increase in public coverage hasn’t affected all age groups equally—the rate of children (0-17) with public coverage has increased, while the rates of adults (19-64) and older adults (65+) with public coverage have remained virtually unchanged. According to the Census Bureau, Kansas is one of 13 states where increases in public coverage from 2010 to 2012 caused a reduction in the uninsured rate for those under 65.
In 2010–2011, the percentage of Kansans with public coverage increased from 26.1 percent in 2011 to 27.0 percent in 2012. This continues a trend illustrated in Figure 2 & 3 below.