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Tell KCUR: What's The Longest You've Been Without Health Insurance?


As part of KCUR’s ongoing reporting on health care in the Kansas City area, we wanted to know more about your experiences with gaps in health insurance.

We reached out on social media and on the air, asking Kansas Citians about their longest breaks from insurance. On Twitter, we asked people to tell us through the #TellKCUR hashtag.

You shot back a mix of responses, ranging from months to years without coverage, partly from retirements, layoffs and time in between jobs. Below is a snapshot of some of the discussion via Twitter.

The online discussion led up to Thursday, when we continued our coverage of KanCare, Kansas’ first privatized managed care system for delivering Medicaid coverage, with KCUR's look at how well the program is meeting its goals.

The examination follows KanCare service cuts that have affected the coverage of some Kansans this year

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