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Kan. Insurance Regulator: Federal Health Care Overhaul Possible


Kansas City, MO – An overhaul of the nation's health care system could have major impacts at the state level. KCUR's Elana Gordon recently sat down with Kansas Insurance Commissioner and former Republican State Senator, Sandy Praeger, to talk about the potential effects of federal changes on the Sunflower state.

Praeger, who's also a central leader of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, has been directly involved in the debate in D.C., providing input to key senate panels. She says after years of witnessing attempts to fix health insurance, she now thinks lawmakers, providers, and health insurers have finally reached a point where meaningful changes just might be possible.

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