I don't understand. Kentucky is the shining star of Obamacare. The proof that it works not just to get health care to working people, but to start actually eliminating generational poverty. Without Kynect, Obamacare is just a liberal wet dream.
There is no excuse for this. But I know what's going to happen now. Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians will be unable to get health insurance because the mal-administration of Gov. Lying Coward will not just not lift a finger to help, but will throw obstacles in the path of anyone who tries.
We. Are. So. Fucked.
Federal officials have approved Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to dismantle the state health exchange.The exchange, known as kynect, was launched in 2013 and has been a way for Kentucky residents to shop for health insurance or enroll in Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. After Nov. 1, people in Kentucky will use the federal health exchange to find coverage.The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/2dcPq3W ) said the approval was given Tuesday, but Andrew Slavitt of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department says the agency is concerned about the transition's impact on those who gained coverage through kynect. Slavitt said in a letter to Bevin that it's important the transition be clearly explained to consumers.Bevin, a Republican, vowed to dismantle the health initiatives of previous Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat who took full advantage of federal health care law.