Democrat slams plan giving state Medicare control

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Kansas insurance commissioner is deriding a proposed multi-state health care compact that would give the state control of Medicare within its borders.

Dennis Anderson spoke Friday at a candidate forum in Wichita with Republican nominee Ken Selzer, who is backing the plan as a way to get Medicare out of the federal government.

Anderson says he hasn’t found any senior citizens who are unhappy with the way their Medicare is handled now.

Selzer says the proposed compact has built-in safeguards and would bring decision-making closer to home.

Anderson and Selzer are vying to succeed incumbent Republican insurance commissioner Sandy Praeger, who is not seeking re-election. Friday’s forum was hosted by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents.


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