Obamacare http://kcur.org en U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill On Sexual Assault In The Military, Affordable Care Act http://kcur.org/post/us-sen-claire-mccaskill-sexual-assault-military-affordable-care-act <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visits Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday as part of her 'McCaskill&nbsp;on Main Street' tour. &nbsp;</p><p>She’s fresh off a big legislative win in the Senate where her version of a bill dealing with sexual assault in the military won out over a competing measure.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with Sen. McCaskill about sexual assault in the military and her opinions on progress made as part of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:31:17 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 52896 at http://kcur.org Healthcare Foundation Announces Efforts To Enroll More In Obamacare http://kcur.org/post/healthcare-foundation-announces-efforts-enroll-more-obamacare <p>Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Kansas City Monday morning, drumming up interest in Obamacare.</p><p>In the first segment of Monday's <i>Up to Date,&nbsp;</i>Steve&nbsp;Kraske talks with the head of Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City about insurance available through the Affordable Care Act and ongoing efforts to connect people to it.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Dr. Bridget&nbsp;McCandless</strong>, president and CEO, Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City</li></ul> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:19:48 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 50717 at http://kcur.org Missouri Lets Insurers Renew Canceled Health Policies http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lets-insurers-renew-canceled-health-policies <p>Missouri will allow health insurance companies to continue offering policies that otherwise would have been&nbsp;canceled&nbsp;under the terms of the new federal health care law.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Thursday that the state will let insurers sell individual and small-group policies in 2014 that were to be canceled because they didn't meet federal coverage requirements taking effect next year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:43:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47245 at http://kcur.org Kansas Seniors Warned About Medicare Scams http://kcur.org/post/kansas-seniors-warned-about-medicare-scams <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #333333;">The open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans got underway Monday.&nbsp; The Kansas Insurance Department says people need to be alert for potential scams. </span></p><p>The concern is heightened this year because the Medicare signup period coincides with the opening of the insurance exchanges under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/">Affordable Care Act</a> or Obamacare.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:47:11 +0000 Bryan Thompson 45424 at http://kcur.org Kansas Seniors Warned About Medicare Scams