Health
9:59 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Study: Problems With Canceled Health Insurance Plans 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

A new analysis says the problem of people facing higher costs due to cancellations of their individual health insurance plans have been blown out of proportion. Only six tenths of a percent of Kansans with individual policies are at risk of this situation.

That amounts to fewer than 900 people in Kansas, and about 1.5 million nationwide. The analysis is by the health consumer group, Families USA, which has been a steadfast supporter of the Affordable Care Act.

"That number is a tiny fraction of the 65 million Americans with pre-existing health conditions who will gain new protections through the Affordable Care Act," says the group's president, Ron Pollack.

The analysis shows that three out of every four Kansans who buy insurance in the individual market have incomes that will qualify for premium subsidies.