• Rod Haxton, editor

Affordable care, if you’re healthy

Kansas Farm Bureau is wanting the Kansas Legislature to grant it permission to establish a health insurance plan for its members who find it increasingly difficult to afford insurance premiums and who don’t qualify for subsidized premiums through the Affordable Care Act.

It’s a problem which tens of thousands of Kansans and millions of Americans can relate to. On its surface, it would appear that KFB should get kudos for seeking a solution.

Not so fast.

During testimony before a Kansas Senate committee, Farm Bureau CEO Terry Holdren blamed existing insurance providers for not developing “more affordable solutions.”

That’s an interesting comment from the CEO of a company which, we would assume, makes a tidy profit through the sale of auto, farm, home and casualty insurance plans, among others. We wonder how often their customers have expressed concern about “affordable” premiums?

 

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