Friday, September 27, 2013

Praeger providing information on changes in health law

By SCOTT ROTHSCHILD, The Lawrence Journal-World

TOPEKA, KAN. — 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, and questions can also be phoned in at 1-800-432-2482.

Information meetings are scheduled next week in Topeka, Independence and Emporia.

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.