Maps of KanCare Enrollment and Risks of Disenrollment Once the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends

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Sep 01, 2022


Phillip Steiner, M.A.,

Alex Ferguson

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Federal legislation tied to the nationwide COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), first declared on January 29, 2020, incentivized states to maintain eligibility for Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Care Network of Kansas contracted with the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) to better understand populations that may be at risk of losing KanCare coverage once annual reviews and disenrollment resume, as well as the location of enrollees who would potentially still be eligible for Medicaid or be eligible for subsidies if they were to enroll in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plan.

This technical report provides an analysis of KanCare enrollment and application data provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to better understand where KanCare enrollees are, and which areas have the highest concentrations of KanCare enrollees who may be at risk of losing coverage once the PHE ends because they are no longer eligible or are eligible but may need additional support to remain enrolled.

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