It was also the first year that saw a decrease of more than 1 percent in over five years.
The report is compiled primarily through data taken from the
2014 is the most recent year with available data, but the data from the 2015 survey is expected to be released in September, according to the AIU.
The 2014 report found that out of 301,926 Kansans who were uninsured, 96,434 would become eligible for
The data reflects it being the first full year of expansion provisions from the Affordable Care Act.
The ACA gives states the option to expand
"By failing to take advantage of this opportunity, our state forgoes the chance to improve both the health of our people and the health of our economy," he said in a statement about the Annual Insurance Update.
As for the remainder of uninsured Kansans, 50,133 are eligible for
The AIU also included several statistics about the breakdown of which Kansans are ensured:
- 59.3 percent of uninsured Kansans are between the ages of 19 and 44
- The 26-34 age group is the most likely to be uninsured in
Previously, the least insured age group was 19-26, but under the Affordable Care Act, children can stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26, decreasing their likelihood of being uninsured to 19.2 percent.
- Though the overall rate of uninsured Kansans decreased by 1.8 percent, the rate for children between 0-18 only decreased by 0.6 percent, sliding from 7 percent in 2013 to just 6.4 percent in 2014.
- 97.6 percent of Kansans age 65 and older have public health insurance, and only 0.5 percent are without insurance
- 67.5 percent of families in
- 25.4 percent of families in
- 58 percent of uninsured Kansans fall between 100 percent and 400 percent of the FPL and therefore could be eligible for financial assistance in the form of premium tax credits under the ACA.
- Hispanic and black Kansans are more likely to be uninsured than white, non-Hispanic Kansans, at 25.9 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively, compared to 7.9 percent of white Kansans not insured.
- Hispanic Kansans make up 11.9 percent of the overall population of
- 61.5 percent of Kansans are covered by a private insurance, which includes insurance provided by an employer, insurance bought in the market and Military/TRICARE insurance.
28 percent of Kansans are covered by public health insurance like
- 57,013 Kansans signed up for coverage through the federally operated
Read the full report at http://www.khi.org/assets/uploads/news/14532/aiu2016_final_web.pdf.