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Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District (November 2019)

By Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D., Madison Hoover, M.S., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H. | November 13, 2019

Insurance Coverage by Kansas Congressional District (November 2019)

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Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this fact sheet details health insurance coverage for Kansans in 2018 by congressional district as well as by age group.

  • In 2018, there were 250,355 uninsured Kansans representing 8.8 percent of the population. The uninsured rate varied from a high of 10.2 percent in the 4th Congressional District to a low of 7.7 percent in the 2nd District.
  • There were 38,137 uninsured children in Kansas, a statewide rate of 5.1 percent. The uninsured rate among children in the 4th District was 6.1 percent, one and a half times the rate of 4.1 percent in the 1st District. 
  • About one-quarter (24.4 percent) of the population in the 3rd District was covered by public insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP, VA and others) compared to nearly one-third in the other districts (30.5 percent in the 1st District, 32.5 percent in the 2nd District and 32.3 percent in the 4th District). 

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.