Too bad Kansas doesn’t have its own exchange

The good news is that state health insurance exchanges are operating much better than the disasterous federal website. The bad news for Kansas is that Gov. Sam Brownback blocked the state from creating its own exchange. As a result, very few Kansans have been able to sign up for insurance. Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2, only 371 Kansans successfully selected a marketplace plan through HealthCare.gov. Nationwide, only 26,794 people signed up for insurance through the federal site during its first month of operation. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said the low numbers show why Obamacare “should be put to pasture.”