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December 19, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2016 (December 2017)

This infographic depicts insurance coverage in Kansas for 2016. It breaks down the population of Kansas into those with different types of private and public insurance, and those without insurance. The infographic further divides the uninsured population into income categories and describes how many were potentially eligible for various coverage options in 2016.

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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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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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August 31, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Annual Insurance Update 2017 (August 2017)

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has released its Annual Insurance Update, which this year describes insurance coverage in the state during 2015, the second year of full implementation of the insurance expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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