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Kansas Sees Dip In Enrollment Under Federal Health Law

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A new report shows a small decline in the number of Kansans with health insurance coverage through the federal online marketplace during the spring and early summer.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday that nearly 85,000 Kansas residents were enrolled in health plans through the federal marketplace at the end of June.

The figure is 0.7 percent less than the figure from the end of March, but still significantly higher than the 57,000 reported in the spring of last year. Enrollment shifts are expected as people's circumstances change and they cancel coverage or newly enroll.

The report said the number of Kansas residents receiving tax credits to help pay for their insurance decreased 3.2 percent, from nearly 70,000 to about 67,700.

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