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Kansas health insurance

The Wheat State ranked 27th in annual survey of healthiest states

kansas guide to health insurance

How healthy is living in Kansas? The state is in the center of the nation geographically and in health rankings, but came in just below the midline – at #27 – in the United Health Foundation's 2013 comparison of health status across the 50 states.

Why Kansas was ranked #27

The Wheat State's ranking was affected by a handful of negative factors. Among them: one of the highest rates of obesity in the nation, despite a lowered prevalence of physically inactive adults.

For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Kansas.

Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Kansas health quality findings.

In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Kansas here.

Get local health results

State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Kansas, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.


Does Kansas have
a health insurance high risk pool?

Kansas Health Insurance Association
Toll-free 1-800-362-9290 (M-F 8am-5pm)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Kansas started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.

Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.

Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.

In the best cases, they allowed people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.

More Kansas resources

Kansas state health insurance exchange

Kansas’s exchange

Find out what your state’s health insurance exchange will look like.

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$4.1 million to 67,512 families

Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $91 per Kansas family in 2012.

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healthreformvotes.org

Find out how your member of the Kansas Congressional delegation voted on health care.

KS state government resources

Kansas Department of Insurance — Health Insurance Section

Includes a variety of resources for Kansans seeking health insurance…

Kansas Health Wave

Kansas’ SCHIP – helps qualifying low-income families get health insurance for their children ages 18 and under. Under Kansas’ program, adults living in the same household may also qualify for coverage. See the site for more…

Kansas Medicaid or Medical Assistance Program

The site with information for low-income families and others who qualify to find out about health insurance programs especially designed for…

Kansas Medicare

Kansas Medicare Wheatlands Administrative Services, a new subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, conducts Medicare business on behalf of the…

Other KS health insurance links

The Kansas Health Institute

Established in 1995 by the Kansas Health Foundation to be an information resource for state policymakers. The foundation made the commitment based on its conclusion that health policy decisions often were based on fragmented, anecdotal and sometimes…

Kansas health insurance companies

Aetna
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City
Celtic Ins. Co.
Coventry Health Care of Kansas Inc.
Golden Rule
Humana

Health insurance for KS individuals

Resources for those individuals seeking health care insurance in Kansas. If you are looking for Kansas Medicare, visit our site for health insurance over 65.