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Most Kansans signing up for health insurance on government site get subsidies

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:50 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 12:18 a.m.

Kansans who enrolled for health coverage at HealthCare.gov through March 1 received more than $45 million total in subsidies from the government, according to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that focuses on health issues.

About 23,000 of the 29,000 who enrolled in Kansas qualified for subsidies to help them pay for coverage.

The average subsidy was $1,970 a year, according to the study.

Nationally, the study estimates about 3.5 million people have qualified for more than $10 billion in subsidies.

Enrollment at HealthCare.gov ends Monday. The next open enrollment period begins on November 15.

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