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Confusion accompanies health care rollout in Kansas

KSAL Staff - September 28, 2013 12:47 pm

Confusion accompanies health care rollout in Kansas

Conservative Republicans who control state government in Kansas have been clear from the beginning that they view the federal overhaul of health care as wrong-headed.

But with the rollout of a new online health insurance marketplace, some advocates for the uninsured wonder whether Kansans have enough information about changes wrought by the 2010 federal law.

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger scheduled 11 town hall meetings this month to inform consumers. But she was forced to scrap plans for a $10 million campaign with television and billboard advertising because Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration returned the federal grant that would have made it possible.

The online marketplace in Kansas is being run by the federal government because GOP officials wanted to steer clear of the overhaul championed by Democratic President Barack Obama.

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September 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This article is definitely written by a Democrat! I’m surprised it didn’t say Kansas is racist because the majority of its citizens don’t want Obamacare. I went online last night to see what this “affordable” medical insurance will cost me. If I were to drop our medical insurance that my husband has through his job it will cost us $40 more a month and our deductible will be $3,500 instead of the $1,400 we have now. My fear is that employers are going to start dropping their health plans and force us into this online marketplace. Some businesses are refusing to cover spouses now and some employers are dropping full time employees to part time to keep from carrying insurance. I see nothing good in Obamacare. It’s nothing but a power play by the Democrats.

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