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Kansas Insurance Companies: 2014 Health Exchange Members Older, Sicker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The two companies that sell health insurance on the Kansas exchange say people who signed up last year tended to be older and sicker than they had anticipated.  The Topeka Capital-Journal reports representatives from insurance companies, hospitals and other groups connected to health care reform spoke Tuesday at Kansas Health Institute. All agreed the laws implementation still has some flaws.  Matt All, senior vice president and general counsel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, says those who signed up last year filed more expensive claims than the average pool of customers.  Coventry sales director Kevin Curry says it's too earlier to know whether younger and healthier people who weren't motivated to sign up during the first year have decided to do so in 2015.


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