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State Profiles > Kansas

Employer 58.0%
Individual 6.9%
Uninsured 8.5%
Public 26.6%

Kansas At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,107
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 20.0%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 50.4%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 88.9%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 97.9%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 98.7%
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 12.1%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 20.5%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 25.1%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 71.6%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 16.9%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 8.8%
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Using 1115 Waivers to Fund State Uncompensated Care Pools

Definitions Uncompensated Care:[vii] Care for the uninsured or underinsured delivered in hospitals that is not fully reimbursed. Costs associated with uncompensated care include charity care when patients do not have the ability to pay, and/or bad debt from unpaid bills, and/or... Read More

An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

In light of growing public attention to health care costs and state spending, a number of media outlets have recently published pieces on public health spending per-capita for their state, using the rankings chart provided by SHADAC’s State Health Compare. SHADAC recently updated our brief on estimates of state... Read More

Kansas: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on a Kansas Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: Kansas - 4 Districts... Read More

Infographic: Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 - Estimates from the ACS

This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More

MEPS-IC State-Level ESI Trends, 2013-2014

Employer Health Insurance Mostly Stable in First Year Post-ACA, but Some States Show Increased Take-up, Decreased Offer The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its first state estimates of post-ACA employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) from the Medical Expenditure... Read More

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.