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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 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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April 16, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Association Health Plans: Alternative Coverage for Small Businesses? (April 2018)

In October 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that announced his administration’s intent to facilitate the purchase of health insurance across state lines and to increase the coverage options available to Americans. The order identified association health plans (AHPs) as one way to provide more affordable options to small businesses and directed the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to propose regulations or revise guidance related to AHPs. The secretaries released a proposed AHP rule on January 5, 2018. This brief describes AHPs and how they are regulated and summarizes the proposed rule and its potential impact on the individual and small group health insurance markets.

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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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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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