Annual Insurance Update 2019

Health Insurance in Kansas

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Jan 22, 2019

By

Hina B. Shah, M.P.H.,

Madison Hoover, M.S.,

Sydney McClendon,

Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D.
Map of the US and Pie chart showing the annual insurance update. In 2017, there were 243,305 Kansans who were uninsured, including 40,815 children age 0-18.

As state and federal efforts regarding health reform continue, it is important that policymakers, providers, consumers and advocates understand how these changes are affecting insurance coverage in Kansas and around the nation. The Kansas Health Institute Annual Insurance Update 2019 presents a comprehensive review of health insurance coverage in the state using the most recent data available.

Gains in coverage among Kansans after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 have stalled in recent years. In 2017, there were 243,305 Kansans who were uninsured, including 40,815 children age 0-18. This translates to an uninsured rate of 8.5 percent, which ranks Kansas 30th among states for insurance coverage.

This report examines sources of health insurance coverage for all Kansans and presents data by subpopulations of interest: age, race and ethnicity, family income and employment status. The report concludes with county-level estimates on uninsured rates.

For a visual depiction of how many Kansans had insurance coverage or remained uninsured, check out the infographic.

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About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be 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.

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