READ IT HERE: Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2017
In 2017, there were 243,305 uninsured Kansans. Of them, 74,098 would have been newly eligible for Medicaid coverage if the state had expanded its program. Another 33,237 were already eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but were not enrolled. More than half (130,317) of uninsured Kansans in 2017 could have qualified for subsidies to purchase health insurance on the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This is just some of the information shown in KHI's latest infographic, Health Insurance in Kansas 2017, which breaks down the population of Kansas into those with different types of private and public insurance, and those without insurance. The infographic further divides the uninsured population into income categories and describes how many were potentially eligible for various coverage options in 2017.
The infographic uses the latest-available data, which come from the 2017 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample from the U.S. Census Bureau and the 2017 Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot Fact Sheet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
This infographic is associated with our Annual Insurance Update series.
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.