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Praeger providing information on changes in health law
Topeka — While politicians fume over the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is providing detailed information about the health law through a website, videos and public meetings across the state.
"We urge you to get the facts for yourself," Praeger said.
The website is insureKS.org, and questions can also be phoned in at 1-800-432-2482. Here is a link to an introductory video on the website.
Information meetings are scheduled next week in Topeka, Independence and Emporia. Posted below are the times and dates.
The ACA requires nearly every adult to purchase a minimum amount of health insurance coverage starting next year or pay a penalty.
Enrollment starts in the new health insurance marketplace on Tuesday. Individuals and small employers can compare private health insurance plans and purchase coverage. The marketplaces also provide tax credits to help lower- and middle-income individuals pay for their policies.
Here is a link to a federal website providing information on the marketplaces.