To the Editor:
Kansans have a rare opportunity this primary election season to affect public policy.
Many do not know that it was insurance commissioners who wrote the model language for the Affordable Care Act — Obama-care — which has caused drastic increases in premiums and reduced our choices of insurance plans and carriers. Even though the plan for this socialized medicine is not even fully implemented yet, many Kansans lost their policies and doctors.
Since Kansas is one of only four states where voters get to elect their insurance commissioner this year, it is important to choose wisely.
We simply need someone in the know who can navigate through these unsure waters with common sense and consumer-driven solutions.
That person is Beverly Gossage.
A fourth-generation Kansan from Eudora and a past Midwest director of Sylvan Learning Center, she is a nationally known expert, adviser and pioneer of health savings accounts.
A licensed health and life insurance agent since 2003, she is qualified to write all types of polices, including long- and short-term, cancer, dental and accident in — Kansas and in other states. She has set up health savings accounts, reim-bursement arrangements and annuities and is a true advocate to the consumer and to the doctor.
Other candidates claim pas-sion, accomplishment in busi-ness and legislative experience, but Beverly does all the above plus works to reform the industry and return the power to the people.
She will work to equalize the tax deduction for private plans, improve accessibility to con-sumers and the approval process so carriers can provide consum-ers more products, including reciprocity with neighboring states.
Beverly has earned the en-dorsements of many, including more than 20 state legislators and national leaders, as well as organizations such as the Asso-ciation of American Physicians and Surgeons and the American Council for Healthcare Reform, which lauded her “free market reforms that work.”
To know more, go to Bev-erlygossage.com, and vote for her this Tuesday!