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May 24, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

2017 Marketplace Enrollment in Kansas (May 2017)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final summary enrollment data on March 15, 2017, for the fourth open enrollment period of the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has prepared statewide maps showing marketplace enrollment.

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January 26, 2016 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Issue Brief: An Alternative Path to State-Specific Health Reform

For Kansas and other states that have been opposed to the content and philosophy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a section of the law provides an opportunity to opt out of some of its key requirements beginning in 2017. Section 1332 of the ACA allows states to apply for a waiver to implement alternative strategies to providing citizens with access to affordable health care.

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January 22, 2016 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Early 2016 Marketplace Enrollment in Kansas

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released summary enrollment data for the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. As of January 9, 2016, there are 81,025 Kansans who have enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Kansas marketplace since open enrollment began on November 1, 2015.

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January 06, 2016 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Issue Brief: 2016 Kansas Legislative Preview

KHI has released an issue brief that previews health-related issues that may arise during the 2016 legislative session. Health policy bills were at the forefront of many legislative discussions last session. It is likely that key themes in these bills will return in 2016, especially since it is an election year for legislators. The brief also looks at new issues that may be considered and provides an overview of the state’s fiscal year 2016 budget, which will likely occupy much of the legislature’s time this session.

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November 17, 2015 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Issue Brief: Uninsured Rate Drops Significantly After First Year of ACA Marketplace

The Kansas Health Institute has released an issue brief that analyzes recently released health insurance coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The data reflect changes in insurance coverage for 2014, which was the first full year of implementation of the major health insurance expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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September 24, 2015 | POLICY & RESEARCH

A Tale of Two Approaches: State Decisions on Implementing Obamacare and Reduction in Uninsured Rates

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its latest estimates of health insurance coverage. The data showed a significant drop in the uninsurance rate in every state following the first full year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). KHI has prepared a new infographic showing the reduction in the uninsured rate for each state, as well as state decisions on implementing the law.

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