Report Says 13 Percent Of Kansas Are Uninsured

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A new report says that about 365,000 Kansans or 13.1 percent are currently uninsured.

In its 2012 annual insurance report, the Kansas Health Institute shows 58.9 percent of those uninsured are between the ages of 19 and 44 years old.
Uninsured rates for Kansans younger than 65 vary by county ranging from a low 10.6 percent in Johnson to a high of 27.8 percent in Hamilton county.

Employment-based insurance is the most common source of coverage for Kansans.

53.5 percent of children and 62.5 percent of non-elderly adults have employment based coverage.