Insurance Coverage By Kansas Congressional District 2022

Map of Kansas with charts showing insurance coverage by congressional district.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this fact sheet and interactive map detail health insurance coverage for Kansans in 2021 by congressional district and age group. The type of coverage available, demographic factors such as age and income, access to care and personal preference are some of the factors that may lead to differences in health insurance coverage between areas. These differences may indicate an opportunity for improvement. For example, if all congressional districts had the uninsured rate reported for children in the 3rd District (3.9 percent), there would be 8,700 fewer uninsured children in Kansas.

Key Points

  • In 2021, there were 263,730 uninsured Kansans representing 9.2 percent of the population. The uninsured rate varied from a high of 10.2 percent in the 4th Congressional District to a low of 8.1 percent in the 3rd District. The statewide uninsured rate has remained the same as 2019 (9.2 percent).
  • There were 37,565 uninsured children in Kansas, a statewide rate of 5.0 percent. The 1st Congressional District (5.6 percent), the 2nd District (5.6 percent) and the 4th District (5.3 percent) exceeded the statewide rate.
  • About one-quarter (26.0 percent) of the population in the 3rd District was covered by public insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP, VA health care and other public) compared to more than 3 in 10 Kansans in the other districts (31.1 percent in the 1st District, 33.9 percent in the 2nd District and 34.3 percent in the 4th District). 
  • About 6 in 10 (59.7 percent) Kansans were covered by private coverage (employment-based, military/TRICARE, direct-purchase and other private) ranging from 55.6 percent in the 4th District to 65.9 percent in the 3rd District.
Explore the status of health insurance coverage across Kansas congressional districts in this interactive map.

Health Insurance Coverage by Age and Congressional District

Kansas Overall

Private Coverage Public Coverage Uninsured
2021 Total Population Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Kansas
Overall
2,878,792 1,717,792 59.7% 897,270 31.2% 263,730 9.2%
Children,
Age 0-18
745,739 464,443 62.3% 243,731 32.7% 37,565 5.0%
Adults,
Age 19-64
1,659,729 1,239,425 74.7% 196,046 11.8% 224,258 13.5%
Adults,
Age 65+
473,324 13,924 2.9% 457,493 96.7% 1,907 0.4%

1st District

Private Coverage Public Coverage Uninsured
2021 Total Population Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
1st
Disrict
675,518 401,132 59.4% 210,313 31.1% 64,073 9.5%
Children,
Age 0-18
178,981 112,760 63.0% 56,242 31.4% 9,979 5.6%
Adults,
Age 19-64
383,880 286,321 74.6% 43,694 11.4% 53,865 14.0%
Adults,
Age 65+
112,657 2,051 1.8% 110,377 98.0% 229 0.2%

2nd District

Private Coverage Public Coverage Uninsured
2021 Total Population Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
2nd
Disrict
696,330 397,900 57.1% 235,765 33.9% 62,665 9.0%
Children,
Age 0-18
169,915 106,709 62.8% 53,761 31.6% 9,445 5.6%
Adults,
Age 19-64
400,371 288,050 71.9% 59,533 14.9% 52,788 13.2%
Adults,
Age 65+
126,044 3,141 2.5% 122,471 97.2% 432 0.3%

3rd District

Private Coverage Public Coverage Uninsured
2021 Total Population Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
3rd
Disrict
788,945 519,806 65.9% 205,220 26.0% 63,919 8.1%
Children,
Age 0-18
204,820 141,831 69.2% 55,066 26.9% 7,923 3.9%
Adults,
Age 19-64
467,641 372,766 79.7% 39,698 8.5% 55,177 11.8%
Adults,
Age 65+
116,484 5,209 4.5% 110,456 94.8% 819 0.7%

4th District

Private Coverage Public Coverage Uninsured
2021 Total Population Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
4th
Disrict
717,999 398,954 55.6% 245,972 34.3% 73,073 10.2%
Children,
Age 0-18
192,023 103,143 53.7% 78,662 41.0% 10,218 5.3%
Adults,
Age 19-64
407,837 292,288 71.7% 53,121 13.0% 62,428 15.3%
Adults,
Age 65+
118,139 3,523 3.0% 114,189 96.7% 427 0.4%
Note: Civilian non-institutionalized Kansas residents = 2,878,792. Estimates are for residents within the congressional district boundaries of the 117th Congress which are in effect from January 3, 2021 – January 3, 2023. Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. Margins of error for combined population subgroups are not available, so statistical tests for significant differences cannot be conducted. Since ACS respondents can report more than one type of insurance, KHI utilizes a standard hierarchy of public, private and then uninsured.
Source: KHI analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2021 1-year American Community Survey table B27010, available at https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=B27010&g=0100000US_0400000US20,20%245000000&tid=ACSDT1Y2021.B27010

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