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Kaiser Opens Health Insurance Storefront in Modesto

KaiserLogoIn a row of storefronts between Fuddruckers and Walmart on McHenry Avenue, a major insurer is selling a government-mandated product that’s created quite a buzz this fall. Kaiser Permanente chose the North Point Landing shopping center in north Modesto for one of its Shop KP stores, billed as a new way for consumers to shop for medical coverage. Its customers might include first-time buyers of health insurance. Others who walk in might be hot under the collar after their insurance was canceled because it did not meet all standards of the Affordable Care Act. Starting in January, the federal law will require people to be insured or pay a tax penalty according to a recent report at www.mercedsunstar.com.