Some Kentuckians Will Get to Keep Current Health Care Coverage

Nov 26, 2013

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Some of the 280,000 Kentuckians whose insurance policies don't comply with the Affordable Care Act will be able to keep their plans, at least for another year.

Kentucky Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark told lawmakers today she doesn't know the exact number. About 130,000 Kentuckians have individual policies that don't comply with the federal health care reform. 

Another 150,000 people are enrolled in small group policies that don't conform.President Barack Obama announced earlier this month that insurance companies could continue offering existing polices for another year even if they don't meet minimum standards of the law. He had been under intense pressure, even from within his own party, to allow people to keep existing policies.

Clark says some Kentucky insurance companies opted to continue existing policies while others didn't.