Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District 2019

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Nov 13, 2019


Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D.,

Madison Hoover, M.S.,

Hina B. Shah, M.P.H.

Key Points

    • In 2018, there were 250,355 uninsured Kansans representing 8.8 percent of the population. The uninsured rate varied from a high of 10.2 percent in the 4th Congressional District to a low of 7.7 percent in the 2nd District.
    • There were 38,137 uninsured children in Kansas, a statewide rate of 5.1 percent. The uninsured rate among children in the 4th District was 6.1 percent, one and a half times the rate of 4.1 percent in the 1st District.
    • About one-quarter (24.4 percent) of the population in the 3rd District was covered by public insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP, VA and others) compared to nearly one-third in the other districts (30.5 percent in the 1st District, 32.5 percent in the 2nd District and 32.3 percent in the 4th District).

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this fact sheet details health insurance coverage for Kansans in 2018 by congressional district (Figure 1) as well as by age group (Figure 2).

Pie charts showing health insurance coverage by congressional district and state of Kansas.
Chart showing health insurance coverage by age and congressional district refer to the data on this page for specific details.

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