Kansas uninsured rate falls as more individuals buy health coverage


The percentage of Kansans without health insurance fell in 2022, fueled partly by people purchasing health insurance on their own.

New census data out Thursday showed the uninsured rate in Kansas fell to 8.6% from 9.2% as more people relied on acquiring their own health insurance aided by tax credits that made buying health coverage less expensive from the Affordable Care Act.

The uninsured rate for Kansas, however, was still above the national average of 8% after it fell from 8.6%.

And the Kansas Health Institute found disparities in coverage for Hispanic Kansans whose uninsured rate of . . .


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