Thousands qualify for free health insurance

Thousands of Kansans are eligible for free health insurance, with officials across the state eager to help get covered. Thrive Allen County offers such a service.

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State News

November 4, 2021 - 10:12 AM

Michelina Moen of Orlando was diagnosed with a rare kidney condition this spring — shortly after she lost her job and she and her husband, Brett, lost their health insurance. She rushed to find replacement coverage and enrolled in a plan through the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace. Photo by Evelyn Lynam / KHN / TNS

Need help signing up for health insurance?
Contact Navigators at Thrive Allen County, 365-8128, as well as Joy Miller at Fort Scott’s  Southwind Extension District office, 620-223-0332.

In 2014, a man in his fifties showed up at GraceMed Health Clinic in Wichita, asking about his options for buying health insurance.

He hadn’t bothered with coverage before. The expense proved daunting for someone running his own business.

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