As state and federal efforts to reform the health care system continue, the 2016 Annual Kansas Insurance Update provides detailed information on health insurance coverage in Kansas. This report is intended to help policymakers, consumers and other stakeholders understand the many factors influencing health insurance coverage rates and trends in Kansas.
The data reflect insurance coverage in 2014, which was the first full year of implementation of the major health insurance expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Information about insurance coverage in this report is based on data from the American Community Survey (ACS), gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2014.
After providing an overview of major findings, the report examines sources and trends of health insurance coverage in Kansas and the relationship between insurance coverage and demographics (e.g., family income and race/ethnicity). Detailed information is provided for three groups.
This Annual Insurance Update highlights how the ACA has begun to impact health insurance coverage in Kansas, and offers insights into expected trends for the next few years as implementation of the ACA continues.