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December 10, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Kansas’s Edge Over U.S. Uninsured Rate Has Disappeared (December 2019)

In late October, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest estimates on health insurance coverage. In 2018, the overall uninsured rates in Kansas and the U.S. were similar. However, the similar rates at the present time do not tell the story of the important changes that have occurred over the last 5-10 years. Furthermore, looking only at the overall uninsured rate masks important differences that still exist for some vulnerable groups in Kansas.

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September 26, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Census Bureau Releases Insurance Coverage Data (September 2019)

In early September, the U.S. Census Bureau released new estimates on health insurance coverage. The 2018 data showed the U.S. uninsured rate had increased slightly, to 8.9 percent, while the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent in Kansas and had not changed significantly. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released additional, limited data from the American Community Survey for population subgroups. However, statistical tests needed to compare Kansas and U.S. rates and trends over time cannot be performed with the limited data released. This report provides the limited data available at this time and KHI will provide further analysis when more data is released by the U.S. Census Bureau, expected to be in mid-October.

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October 03, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance (October 2018)

STLDI is a type of health insurance coverage originally designed to allow consumers to fill temporary gaps in coverage they might experience when transitioning from one health plan to another, for example, when changing jobs or relocating. Under the requirements applicable to individual health insurance coverage established under the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), STLDI is not considered individual health insurance and is not subject to the market reforms and other requirements of the ACA.

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September 28, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Building Interest in Population Health Among Hospitals and Health Systems (September 2018)

There has been growing interest within the health care sector to engage in work to improve population health. In part, this interest was sparked by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires nonprofit hospitals to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). The evolution toward value-based payment models may further incentivize hospitals’ involvement in population health.

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September 13, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

PRESS RELEASE: Gains in Health Insurance Coverage Stall in Kansas and U.S. (September 2018)

The U.S. Census Bureau today released its latest estimates on health insurance coverage. After consistent drops each year following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate in the U.S. showed no significant change from 2016 to 2017. Following similar drops, the uninsured rate in Kansas remained unchanged for the second consecutive year.

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June 05, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

A Changing Kansas (June 2018)

The population of Kansas is growing more slowly than the population of the U.S. as a whole, and it is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas, according to a recent study commissioned and released by the Kansas Health Foundation, and authored and produced by the Kansas Health Institute.

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