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Wed July 9, 2014
Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured
A new report finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state.
The report, personal finance website WalletHub released today ranks Kentucky 10th in the nation for the lowest rate of uninsured individuals, at just under nine percent of the population. That number was more than 17 percent before the ACA became law, reflecting an 8 percent drop in one year’s time.
The report also found about 30 percent of Kentuckians under 65 are enrolled in Medicaid.
Nearly 83,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in new private health insurance plans, and 265,000 have enrolled in Medicaid as of April 2014.
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