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Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District (December 2018)

By Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., Madison Hoover, M.S. | December 03, 2018

Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District (December 2018)

READ IT HERE — Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District

This fact sheet details health insurance coverage for Kansans in 2017 by congressional district as well as by age group. Data are from the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 1-year American Community Survey.

  • The 2nd congressional district in eastern Kansas had the lowest uninsured rate (7.9 percent) and the 4th district in south-central Kansas, which includes the city of Wichita, had the highest (9.5 percent).
  • While the uninsured rate for the 3rd congressional district, which includes the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, was similar to that for Kansas overall, it had the highest rate for private coverage (67.1 percent) and the lowest rate for public coverage (24.1 percent).

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.