In 2013, an estimated 348,097 (12.3 percent) Kansans did not have health insurance coverage, which is not a significant change from 2012. The Kansas uninsurance rate continues to be significantly lower than the national rate of 14.5 percent. Among children in Kansas, 44,130 (6.1 percent) were uninsured in 2013, also lower than the national rate of 7.1 percent.
Sources of Coverage
Kansans obtain health insurance through private plans or publicly funded programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Private coverage obtained through employers made up slightly more than half (50.8 percent) of all insurance coverage in 2013 (see Figure 1).