KS lieutenant governor testifies about Obamacare - KCTV5

KS lieutenant governor testifies about Obamacare

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Lawmakers in Washington got an earful Wednesday from state leaders about the challenges of implementing the president's healthcare law.

There's now less than two weeks until one of the main parts of healthcare reform goes into effect. Wednesday in Washington, several state officials from across the country asked that the implementation of the overhaul be delayed.

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer was among those to testify.

He is a plastic surgeon from Overland Park, KS, and he says the Affordable Care Act will be a drag on Kansas businesses because of its uncertainties and regulations.

"This is not going to solve those issues, this is not going to make healthcare more affordable. In fact it sets up new bureaucracies like those $3,400 I had to spend just now," Colyer said.

Despite the request, the White House said it's moving forward with the Oct. 1 deadline.

Also Wednesday, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder about preventing fraud in the marketplaces.

Open enrollment begins on Oct. 1.

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