What Is KanCare?
Heather Braum | Updated September 2023
KanCare is the state’s managed care insurance program administering Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). KanCare provides health insurance to low-income children, pregnant women, and adults; seniors; and people with disabilities across the state.
Right now, parents and caregivers of children can qualify for KanCare if their income is below 38 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). That amount varies, depending on household size. If a family of three makes more than $9,444/year, they cannot qualify for KanCare in Kansas.
KanCare Enrollees and Expenditures
Spending for Kansas kids, parents, and caretakers is low compared to their representation among enrollees.
How KanCare Helps Kansas
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