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For the First Time in Decades the Uninsured Rate in Kansas is Higher Than the U.S. Average

KCUR Kansas City (Up to Date podcast with Steve Kraske)

September 22, 2022 – Historically, the number of Kansans with health insurance was a couple of percentage points better than the United States. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, that is no longer the case.

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Kansas Uninsured Rate Now Higher Than National Average

Kansas Reflector (Rachel Mipro) 

Sept. 19, 2022 – Nationally, more and more Americans have been enrolled in health insurance since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. But no longer in Kansas, which now has a higher uninsurance rate than the national average rate for the first time in years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

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More Americans Got Health Insurance During the Pandemic, But Not in Kansas 

KMUW Wichita (Rose Conlon)

Sept. 16, 2022 – New Census data show that more Americans have health insurance now than before the pandemic thanks to special federal programs. But no so in Kansas, where insurance rates dropped significantly below the U.S. average for the first time in decades.

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