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January 22, 2021 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Uninsured Rate During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Pulse on Kansas, Issue 3 (January 22, 2021)

With the job loss and financial stress of the pandemic there has been great concern that many Kansans could lose their insurance coverage. This issue of Pulse on Kansas looks at the uninsured rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pulse on Kansas reports data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey on important impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

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January 22, 2021 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Pulse on Kansas Issue 2 (January 22, 2021)

The stress and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are just beginning to be understood. This issue of Pulse on Kansas looks at the data for clues on how the pandemic is impacting the mental health of Kansans at different income levels. Pulse on Kansas reports data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey on important impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

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October 30, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2019 (October 2020)

Health insurance is considered essential to access high-quality health care and offers protection from excessive medical bills. Throughout the year, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) provides detailed information about insurance coverage in Kansas to enrich ongoing discussion of health coverage options in Kansas and on the national level. This infographic provides a high-level overview of insurance coverage for 2,872,404 Kansans in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 29, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

ICYMI: Virtual Event and Issue Brief — Surprise Medical Bills (October 29, 2020)

If you live in Kansas, there is a good chance you have had to pay a medical bill that you thought would be covered by insurance. What causes these “surprise” medical bills and why are consumers in Kansas more likely to receive them than consumers in most other states? What are policymakers around the country doing to protect consumers? Register now for this virtual event to learn more about this issue and to hear from a panel of experts who will discuss what can be done to protect consumers from surprise medical bills.

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October 16, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Insurance Coverage By Kansas Congressional District (October 2020)

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this fact sheet details health insurance coverage for Kansans in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, by congressional district and age group. The uninsured rate varied from a low of 7.9 percent in the 2nd Congressional District to a high of 10.3 percent in the 4th District. The statewide rate was 9.2 percent, representing 262,392 uninsured Kansans.

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