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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Works to Provide Local Input to Affordable Care Act

Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute reported  federal officials will run the new health exchange for the state of Kansas, but Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said she has been in discussions to have complex calls roll over to her department.  Her goal is to connect Kansas consumers with local experts who are familiar with insurance plans and regulations specific to the state. 

Praeger has been supportive of the new law in general, and says it will be operational by October 1, but not without, "'hiccups along the way."'  Praeger pursued two grant opportunities to help prepare the state for the Affordable Care Act, both were rejected by Governor Brownback.