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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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September 19, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Issue Brief: Reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 created the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover uninsured, low-income children who are not eligible for Medicaid. All states, including Kansas, have expanded children’s coverage through the program. Congress last reauthorized CHIP in 2015, but funding was approved only through September 30, 2017. This brief examines how Kansans could be impacted by federal decisions regarding CHIP.

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