“There is a lot of misinformation” about health care reform, but there are “a lot of good benefits that people are already availing themselves of,” Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said last week — a couple of days before all of Kansas’ congressional representatives supported a procedural vote to repeal the law. Some of the benefits Praeger mentioned include children being able to stay on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26, early retiree benefits (which Koch Industries is taking advantage of), payments to help close the Medicare prescription-drug “doughnut hole,” and Medicare coverage of some preventive care. She also noted how Kansas and other states are starting to set up insurance exchanges where individuals and companies can compare plans.
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