Health Care

Obamacare tax credits cut insurance costs for Kansas City area buyers

Health insurance bought on the federal health insurance marketplace for 2014 cost buyers an average of $59 a month in Missouri and $67 a month in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said income tax credits for eligible buyers — offered through the online federal site — cut the average premium cost from $344 in Missouri and from $290 in Kansas.

Health Care

Insurers get protection for health care plan losses

The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature health care law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act lose money.

Health Care