Fucking over defenseless Kentuckians is not the only reason Bevin took away the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. Now he gets to run for president on the platform of actually killing Obamacare in Kentucky.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says it expects a smooth transition Nov. 1 as open enrollment begins for health insurance and Kentuckians looking to buy coverage in 2017 switch from the state exchange, which Bevin is closing, to the federal exchange.However, health care advocates worry that some people will be left behind. They say the state’s Kynect.ky.gov was a one-stop website that allowed people to shop for insurance and either be approved for a private plan — possibly with tax credits to make the plan more affordable — or be enrolled in Medicaid if they were near or below the poverty line, usually in one sitting.The federal website HealthCare.gov could require multiple sessions and an indefinite waiting period while applications are processed, and applicants will be sent to a state-run public benefits website, Benefind.ky.gov, if they are found to be eligible for Medicaid.“What we’ve seen in Kentucky is tremendous success with Kynect,” said Emily Beauregard, executive director of Kentucky Voices For Health. “It’s not going to be nearly as simple with HealthCare.gov. Delays with application transfers and error messages have been a significant problem in some of the states that have been using HealthCare.gov already.”Advocates also praised Kynect because it came with an advertising campaign to promote it and employed more than 500 navigators, called Kynectors, who went into communities and walked people through the application process.