kynect health benefit exchange

More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says Monday was the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

Josh James / WUKY

It may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about health insurance, but the state has opened a Kynect store inside Fayette Mall.

Governor Steve Beshear has laid out a number of modifications to kynect, the state's health benefit exchange, ahead of Saturday's open enrollment.

Messages from Gov. Steve Beshear about Kynect are about to become more urgent as the clock winds down on open enrollment.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Healthcare advocates across the state are trying to get the word out to some 640,000 of the state’s uninsured about the ACA.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is touting changes coming under the federal health care reforms, announcing Tuesday that four out of five uninsured Kentuckians will qualify for discounts when purchasing policies.

Beshear has been a staunch advocate for the reforms that he says will provide access to medical care to more than 600,000 uninsured Kentucky residents. Nearly half of those will be added to the state's Medicaid program. The remainder, he said, will be able to get insurance through an online health benefits exchange.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on efforts to implement federal health care reforms in Kentucky.  The event is set for 1 p.m. at the Capitol.

Beshear has been an advocate for the reforms that he says will provide access to medical care to more than 600,000 uninsured Kentucky residents. Nearly half of those will be added to the state's Medicaid program. The remainder, he said, will be able to get insurance through an online health benefits exchange.

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was on hand in Lexington today to help open up the new kynect call center.  The facility is meant to help over 600,000 Kentuckians purchase insurance through the state’s upcoming health exchange. 

The governor adds that the center will have a significant local impact.

“This now employs a number of Central Kentuckians, over 60 right now and over 100 as we move down the road.  So not only is this great for the health care of our people but its also great for our economy," Beshear said.