Despite technical glitches and limited online functionality, the highly debated insurance marketplaces, a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), opened in Kansas and around the country October 1.
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has produced an issue brief and regional map which summarize the plans and the prices offered in the marketplace for individuals and families in the seven rating areas of Kansas.
There are 72 plans available in the Kansas marketplace provided by four private insurance companies. 65 of the plans are available for individuals and families, and seven for small businesses. At least two health insurance companies offer coverage in each county, and the average number of plans available per county is 37.