More people than expected have signed up for health insurance through kynect, Kentucky’s health care exchange.
West Kentucky Allied Services Kynect Program Manager Jackie Eubanks says she has received more than 300 applications since kynect opened for enrollment in October. That’s more than 100 beyond the agency’s contractual requirements.
Eubanks credits the smooth opening to state officials’ support.
“Our governor embraced the program from the very beginning and preparing for this didn’t wait until the last minute,” she says. “So we received training that was through the state and folks at the state seemed to be pretty well organized.”
Eubanks says people who do not receive subsidies for their health insurance through kynect pay prices equivalent to those found on the open market.