Stories From the Coverage Gap

There are thousands of Kansans who live everyday in the health insurance coverage gap. They don’t have access to affordable health insurance, and this affects their lives every day. These are the faces of Kansans living in the coverage gap.

Kansas stories: Stephanie

May 2023
Topics: All Consumer Stories, Behavioral Health, Small Business Stories, Workforce Stories

Stephanie is from Paola, Kansas. She is a mom of three children and a caretaker for her grandfather. When the pandemic hit, Stephanie lost her job. Like so many other Kansans, she struggled. Stephanie will lose her KanCare coverage during the renewal process. Since she owns her own cleaning business, she does not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance. Knowing this is a major stressor in Stephanie's life.

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Kansas stories: Mary

Topics: All Consumer Stories, Workforce Stories

Mary is from Prairie Village. She is a mom who moved to Kansas from Arizona many years ago. When she moved here, she wanted to settle down, establish roots, and buy a home. After arriving in Kansas, Mary started working in a factory. She also took jobs landscaping and cleaning houses. Unfortunately none of her jobs offered employer-sponsored health insurance.

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Kansas Stories: Dr. Whitney Trusty

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