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The percentage of people without health insurance in Kentucky has dropped to the second-lowest rate in the nation.

Kentucky’s health benefits marketplace customers’ average premiums are slightly higher than the national average.

Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured

Jul 9, 2014

A new report finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state. 

Beshear Addresses National Health Care Conference

Jun 17, 2014
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Gov. Steve Beshear addressed a national health care conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday to once again tout Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

May 27, 2014

Billions of dollars went into creating state marektplaces, and we know about 8 million people signed up. But it's actually still to early to declare success or failure. So, what can we say about what the public is getting for its money.

First, if you want to visualize what these marketplaces are, what the $4 billion-plus in federal grants to states paid for, think: flea market.

Today on Sounds Good we meet Kellie Oliver, the new State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator. SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. The program seeks to educate the public and Medicare beneficiaries so they are better able to make informed decisions on healthcare.

A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.

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The Kentucky Governor office says that more than one in every 10 Kentuckians now have affordable health care thanks to the initial open enrollment period for kynect, Kentucky's state-based helath benefit exchange.

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Kentuckians have just a little more than one day left to apply for health insurance through the state’s health benefits exchange, kynect.

Kentucky extended its open enrollment deadline for those who couldn’t finish the application by the original March 31 deadline. Calloway County kynnector Susan Hood says the extension is mainly for those who wish to purchase qualified health plans, those eligible for tax credits and subsidies.

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Kentucky’s health benefits exchange kynect is extending its enrollment period due to high demand during the initial March 31 deadline.

The extension for applications begins today and ends April 11. Kentuckians who completed their applications by the initial deadline can select a plan through April 15, with coverage beginning May 1.