Gov. Matt Bevin is ordering his finance secretary and a private law firm to launch an investigation into his predecessor’s administration, alleging it allowed an atmosphere of greed and corruption to flourish.
The state would continue to operate a health insurance exchange similar to kynect under a measure that passed a House committee Thursday, but the bill is unlikely to halt Gov. Matt Bevin's push to disconnect the online portal.
Kentuckians may be seeing fewer ads for the state health exchange ushered in under former Gov. Steve Beshear. An advertising contract with Louisville ad company Doe-Anderson has lapsed – with no plans no renewal plans on the horizon.
Gov. Steve Beshear stepped into the well-worn role of health reform defender earlier this week as he touted the launch of the next open enrollment for kynect, Kentucky’s celebrated health insurance exchange. But the program’s future – along with the state’s Medicaid expansion – face a fork in the road next Tuesday.
The announcement that the Kentucky Health Cooperative will fold this month has thrust the Affordable Care Act, and Kentucky’s health insurance exchange known as kynect, back into the limelight just as the governor’s race kicks into high gear.