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Report: Kansas Uninsured Rate Would Rise Under Senate ACA Replacement

Kansas's uninsured rate would go up by more than a third by 2022 under the Senate's proposal for replacing the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank. The number of uninsured adults and children in Kansas currently stands at 343,000. The Urban Institute says that would jump to 463,000 in five years. Sandy Praeger, former Kansas insurance commissioner, is one of a handful of outspoken Republican critics of the Senate plan. She argues that lawmakers should be working on a fix for Obamacare, rather than repeal. 

Nationwide, the Urban Institute projects that nearly 25 million more Americans would lack health insurance coverage under the Senate plan. The Senate returned from itsJuly 4th break today (MON) and is expected to vote on some version of the healthcare bill before it takes a long recess in August. 

 

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