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BCBS of Kansas will continue marketplace coverage in 2018

The announcement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City to leave the Affordable Care act healthcare exchange in 2018 will have no impact on residents in most of Kansas.
 
Mary Beth Chambers, spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas said her office was flooded with phone calls Wednesday afternoon from concerned customers wondering if the Kansas office would also follow suit.
 
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Chambers says BCBS of Kansas has until July 14 to file their rates for 2018 with the Kansas Insurance Department, which she anticipates will continue to trend upward but not as sharp as an increase as was seen in 2017. Currently BCBS of Kansas and Medica are the only options available on the exchange in Kansas.