Commissioner Shares Health Insurance Concerns

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Vicksburg, Mississippi Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he fears some people won't be able to get health insurance when enrollment under the federal law opens in October.

The Affordable Care Act was designed to provide affordable health insurance coverage to Americans regardless of income. Open enrollment programs under the act starts in October. The act takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Chaney tells the Vicksburg Post that confusion over plans, coverages and rates during the enrollment period could discourage some from getting insurance.

He says some of the programs may cost too much or people will get upset over the process and not get coverage.

Chaney says will make sure the insurance plans conform to state law and make sure policies cover the state's mandatory health benefits.