Archive for Monday, August 3, 2009

Insurance official to seek re-election

August 3, 2009


— Sandy Praeger has confirmed that she will campaign for another term as state insurance commissioner.

She told The Topeka Capital-Journal for a story in its Sunday editions that her decision stems from a desire to be a player in development and implementation of a new approach to health insurance.

She already had been expected to seek a third term.

Praeger says overhaul of health care should include provisions that reduce long-term costs and block insurance providers from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

The Lawrence Republican says there is “great quality care for people with coverage.” But she found fault with the system, saying it “doesn’t work.”

Also seeking the GOP nomination is David Powell, an El Dorado insurance company owner.


situveux1 8 years, 7 months ago

Sorry Sandy, you've had eight years to "fix" health insurance and haven't gotten the job done. I think it's time someone else gave it a try.

KS 8 years, 7 months ago

situveux1 - What was she supposed to do? How do you supposed she was to "fix" it?

situveux1 8 years, 7 months ago

Massachusetts moved to "fix" their system. California also. Why not Kansas? Who else should be the catalyst for change in the insurance industry except the insurance commissioner? She says she wants to eliminate pre-existing conditions but I've never seen an actual proposal out of her. She's had 8 years to do something... anything and she hasn't.

Sounds to me like she enjoys talking and not doing a lot of work to fix any problems.

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