Kansas Insurance Commissioner Weighs In On Health Law Deadline Extension

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Sandy Praeger is the Kansas Insurance Commissioner. (
Sandy Praeger is the Kansas Insurance Commissioner. (

President Obama is meeting this afternoon with health insurance company CEOs, a day after he announced a plan to allow insurance companies to temporarily keep people on health plans that were to be canceled because they didn't comply with the new law.

State insurance commissioners are split in their reaction to the president's plan. Washington state's insurance commissioner Mikek Kriedler says it would be too complicated to reverse the policy cancellations, and would throw off the market.

Arkansas has also said no thanks, while California, Florida and Kentucky have all signed on. Many states are still deciding. We check in with Republican Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, who is still on the fence.


This segment aired on November 15, 2013.


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