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Nearly 250,000 Kansans, according to the newly released survey of the US Census Bureau, did not have health insurance in Kansas.
In accordance with a press release from the governor’s office, the poll analyzes data from 2022 to assess Kansas and US health insurance coverage rates.
For the second year in a row, Kansas had a higher rate of adult workers without health insurance than the rest of the US (12.5% vs. 11.3%).
Governor Laura Kelly claimed in a press release that despite 40 other states expanding Medicaid, Kansas is still falling behind the rest of the nation in terms of health care coverage.
The reason for this is that the legislative branch has yet to consent to take the federal funding that Kansans have already paid for through taxes and is necessary to insure more workers.
In the US, the uninsured rate decreased statistically significantly from 9.2 percent in 2019 to 8.6 percent in 2021.
In Kansas, the uninsured rate did not change from 2019 to 2021, remaining at 9.2 percent.
This corresponds to about 264,000 Kansans without insurance and 28.2 million Americans without insurance in 2021.
The higher percentage of working-age persons without insurance in Kansas is the main cause of the gap between that state and the US in 2021.