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The deadline to enroll in health insurance coverage through Kentucky’s state-sponsored exchange is midnight this Sunday.  

This is kynect’s final open-enrollment period for individuals as Governor Matt Bevin has notified the federal government he intends to dismantle the exchange established by his predecessor Steve Beshear.  

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has notified the federal government that Kentucky will dismantle its state health insurance exchange, Kynect.

The move will direct Kentuckians seeking health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to use the federal health insurance site, healthcare.gov.

More than 500,000 people have gotten health insurance through Kynect.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday said he intends to ask the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to “transform the way in which Medicaid is delivered in Kentucky.”

Reshaping the Medicaid expansion instituted by his predecessor, Steve Beshear, was a key promise of Bevin’s earlier this year as he sought the governorship.

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Kentuckians seeking health coverage at the start of 2016 must enroll today to avoid a fine. One of the Commonwealth’s previous affordable providers, Kentucky Health Cooperative, opted out of participating in the state’s healthcare exchange called Kynect, leaving at least 51-thousand people in need of a new insurer.

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More than two-thirds of Kentucky residents don’t want the state to roll back its expanded Medicaid system, according to a poll released Friday.

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Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday touted policy goals ranging from health insurance reform to charter schools in his inaugural address, saying they will give Kentucky a “fresh start.”

Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who takes office Dec. 8, plans to dismantle the state's successful health insurance exchange and shift consumers to the federal one. It's a campaign promise that has sparked controversy in the state.

Supporters of Kentucky's exchange, called Kynect, have asked Bevin to reconsider. They say the exchange created under Obamacare and an expansion of Medicaid have improved public health by dramatically increasing the number of Kentuckians with health coverage.

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The future of Kentucky’s health insurance exchange is being analyzed by the state’s outgoing and incoming administrations.

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Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday defended Kentucky’s health care exchange and Medicaid expansion, both of which are facing drastic reforms by his incoming successor.

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Governor-elect Matt Bevin on Friday announced the early priorities of his administration: dismantling the state-run health insurance exchange and removing county clerks’ names from marriage licenses.

In his first news conference since the election on Tuesday, Bevin said he hopes to have Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, dismantled by the end of next year.

“It adds no value,” he said.

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