1. Discuss the sources of health insurance coverage in Kansas state for the following groups:
o Seniors age 65 and older
o Children younger than 18
o Low-income families with at least one child, whose family income is below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
o The self-employed
o Employees of large companies (more than 100 employees)
o Employees of small businesses
o Part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees
o The unemployed
o College students
2. Discuss whether the groups listed above need to contribute to the premiums of their health insurance.
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