GARDEN CITY, Kansas In 2017, an estimated 38,000 kids in Kansas didnt have health insurance. Thats according to data recently released by the Kansas Health Institute.
The highest rates of uninsured kids live in the western and southwestern quadrants of the state, but large numbers of uninsured children also reside in the states more populous counties. The lack of Medicaid expansion could be contributing to the issue, but experts say its likely not the only reason.
Hina Shah, a senior analyst at the Kansas Health Institute, said the nonprofit plans to look at the demographics of the uninsured children.