Health Insurance and the Uninsured in Kansas

Updates from the March 2008 Current Population Survey

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Apr 29, 2009


Rachel J. Smit, M.P.A.,

Sharon T. Barfield, M.S.W., LSCSW,

Gina C. Maree, M.S.W., LSCSW


This annual publication of the Kansas Health Institute provides a snapshot of the insurance status of Kansans in various categories, including age, gender and work status. It also describes how the insurance status of Kansans is changing over time.

The report is the product of months of work analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

Though the survey was taken prior to the economic downturn, the data show that Kansas was one of only 10 states that recorded an increase in the percentage of its population that is uninsured.

The data also show that while most uninsured Kansans work, many live in families making less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which means they have gross incomes of less than $3,052 a month for a family of three.

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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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