Federal health officials are downplaying projected increases in health insurance premiums under Obamacare - the federal health insurance program. Officials with the Health and Human Services Department say headlines about anticipated premium increases overlook an important point: most Americans, including two-thirds of Kansans, will still be able to find a plan with a premium of $75 a month, or less. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson explains.
Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — KCUR, KCPT Public Television, the KHI News Service and Kansas Public Radio — strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of a topic that leaves no one untouched.