Report Notes 13 Percent of Kansans Uninsured
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The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has released a new report on the insurance status of Kansans in 2012. KHI’s Annual Insurance Update draws upon data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) showing that approximately 365,000 Kansans, or 13.1 percent of the population, were uninsured in 2010-2011, slightly less than the 12.7 percent who were uninsured in 2009-2010.
The CPS says that approximately 67,000 Kansas children ages birth to 18 (8.8 percent) were uninsured in 2010-2011, up slightly from the 7.7 percent who were uninsured in 2009-2010.
More than half (51.8 percent) of all Kansans are covered by employer-based health insurance. Nearly a third (29.6 percent) are covered by public health insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid. The report notes that Kansans who don’t have employment-based health care coverage or public coverage may have other private coverage, but are more likely to be uninsured.
Read the full report.