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Uninsured Adult Population Rate

This indicator shows the estimated percent of persons ages 18-64 who are uninsured

Uninsured Adult Population Rate

20.6
17.6
Comparison: U.S. Value 

17.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Kansas

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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Categories: Economy / Poverty, Economy / Income
Technical Note: The Kansas State Value is compared to the US Value.
Maintained By: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Access to health services encompasses four components: coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce.
 
Health insurance coverage helps patients get into the health care system. Uninsured people are:
 
Less likely to receive medical care 
More likely to die early 
More likely to have poor health status
 
Lack of adequate coverage makes it difficult for people to get the health care they need and, when they do get care, burdens them with large medical bills. Current policy efforts focus on the provision of insurance coverage as the principal means of ensuring access to health care among the general population. Other factors, described below, may be equally important to removing barriers to access and utilization of services.
 
Access to health care services in the United States is regarded as unreliable; many people do not receive the appropriate and timely care they need. The U.S. health care system, which is already strained, will face an influx of patients in 2014, when 32 million Americans will have health insurance for the first time. All of these issues, and others, make the measurement and development of new strategies and models essential.
 
In 2009-2010, the percentage of Kansans without health insurance rose to 13%, the highest rate of the decade, 2000-2010. This percentage climbed from 11.3% in 2005-2006 and 12.7% in 2008-2009. Approximately 357,500 Kansas residents - children and adults - lacked insurance in 2009-2010, also the highest number in the decade and an increase of about 10,000 people from 347,400 during 2008-2009. The percentage of Kansans (13) who were uninsured in 2009-2010 compared favorably with the United States percentage of 16.5%. 
 
Healthy People 2020 has set a target of 100% coverage for medical insurance Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance. The national baseline for comparison was 83.2 percent of persons had medical insurance in 2008.

Uninsured Adult Population Rate : Time Series

2007: 15.8 2008: 15.1 2009: 17.3 2010: 19.1 2011: 17.8 2012: 17.6

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Uninsured Adult Population Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

17.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Kansas

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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Categories: Economy / Poverty, Economy / Income
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Access to health services encompasses four components: coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce.
 
Health insurance coverage helps patients get into the health care system. Uninsured people are:
 
Less likely to receive medical care 
More likely to die early 
More likely to have poor health status
 
Lack of adequate coverage makes it difficult for people to get the health care they need and, when they do get care, burdens them with large medical bills. Current policy efforts focus on the provision of insurance coverage as the principal means of ensuring access to health care among the general population. Other factors, described below, may be equally important to removing barriers to access and utilization of services.
 
Access to health care services in the United States is regarded as unreliable; many people do not receive the appropriate and timely care they need. The U.S. health care system, which is already strained, will face an influx of patients in 2014, when 32 million Americans will have health insurance for the first time. All of these issues, and others, make the measurement and development of new strategies and models essential.
 
In 2009-2010, the percentage of Kansans without health insurance rose to 13%, the highest rate of the decade, 2000-2010. This percentage climbed from 11.3% in 2005-2006 and 12.7% in 2008-2009. Approximately 357,500 Kansas residents - children and adults - lacked insurance in 2009-2010, also the highest number in the decade and an increase of about 10,000 people from 347,400 during 2008-2009. The percentage of Kansans (13) who were uninsured in 2009-2010 compared favorably with the United States percentage of 16.5%. 
 
Healthy People 2020 has set a target of 100% coverage for medical insurance Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance. The national baseline for comparison was 83.2 percent of persons had medical insurance in 2008.

Uninsured Adult Population Rate : Time Series

2007: 15.8 2008: 15.1 2009: 17.3 2010: 19.1 2011: 17.8 2012: 17.6

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Uninsured Adult Population Rate

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

17.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Kansas

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Healthy People 2020 Target: 0.0 percent
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Categories: Economy / Poverty, Economy / Income
Maintained By: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Access to health services encompasses four components: coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce.
 
Health insurance coverage helps patients get into the health care system. Uninsured people are:
 
Less likely to receive medical care 
More likely to die early 
More likely to have poor health status
 
Lack of adequate coverage makes it difficult for people to get the health care they need and, when they do get care, burdens them with large medical bills. Current policy efforts focus on the provision of insurance coverage as the principal means of ensuring access to health care among the general population. Other factors, described below, may be equally important to removing barriers to access and utilization of services.
 
Access to health care services in the United States is regarded as unreliable; many people do not receive the appropriate and timely care they need. The U.S. health care system, which is already strained, will face an influx of patients in 2014, when 32 million Americans will have health insurance for the first time. All of these issues, and others, make the measurement and development of new strategies and models essential.
 
In 2009-2010, the percentage of Kansans without health insurance rose to 13%, the highest rate of the decade, 2000-2010. This percentage climbed from 11.3% in 2005-2006 and 12.7% in 2008-2009. Approximately 357,500 Kansas residents - children and adults - lacked insurance in 2009-2010, also the highest number in the decade and an increase of about 10,000 people from 347,400 during 2008-2009. The percentage of Kansans (13) who were uninsured in 2009-2010 compared favorably with the United States percentage of 16.5%. 
 
Healthy People 2020 has set a target of 100% coverage for medical insurance Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance. The national baseline for comparison was 83.2 percent of persons had medical insurance in 2008.

Uninsured Adult Population Rate : Time Series

2007: 15.8 2008: 15.1 2009: 17.3 2010: 19.1 2011: 17.8 2012: 17.6

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