Health Insurance Coverage Provided to All Children, Especially Those Ages 0-5; Health-care Accessibility to Low-income Consumers

Despite the SCHIP program, there are still approximately 51,000 Kansas children under the age of 18 who are uninsured.

Reducing Debt Incurred Due to Health-care Costs and Expenses

Medical debt has effects that extend well beyond a person’s access to health services. It makes a significant contribution to the financial problems families face. Medical debt plays a significant role in limiting access to credit (and, in extreme cases, causing bankruptcy), restricting housing opportunities, and creating general and substantial stress and anxiety.

Promoting Health Information Transparency in Areas of Access, Quality, and Cost

Price transparency is a concept that promotes informed decision making by disclosing price information of health care services. It is an important tool in consumer decision making and is a key element to slowing the rise of health care costs, encouraging more personal accountability for unhealthy behaviors, and promoting more thoughtfulness on the part of consumers when making choices about health care services.

Affordable Health Coverage for Employees of Small Businesses

Small businesses exemplify the spirit of Kansas and are vital to the financial well-being of the state’s economy. It is time to improve accessibility and affordability so small business may reduce barriers in providing health care benefits to employees and their families.