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September 14, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

PRESS RELEASE: Uninsured Rate Continues to Drop in U.S., but Flattens in Kansas (September 2017)

The U.S. Census Bureau today released its latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The uninsured rate in the U.S. continued its decline that began in 2014 with implementation of the major insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2016, the U.S. uninsured rate was 8.6 percent (27.3 million uninsured), down significantly from 9.4 percent (29.8 million uninsured) in 2015. The Kansas uninsured rate was 8.7 percent (249,000 uninsured) in 2016, not significantly different from the rate of 9.1 percent (261,000 uninsured) in 2015.

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July 05, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Analysis of the U.S. Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

KHI has developed an issue brief describing the main elements of the U.S. Senate's proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a bill entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that compared to current law, the BCRA will result in 22 million more uninsured Americans and will also reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion by 2026.

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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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