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.