Health
2:53 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Governor, Secretary Talk Health Care on C-Span

Audrey Tayse Haynes
Audrey Tayse Haynes

The response to Tuesday’s opening of Kentucky’s new health insurance exchange has been “overwhelming.” That description is from the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Audrey Tayse Haynes. She says, as of 7 o’clock this morning, nearly 118,000 people had visited the exchange’s website, www.kynect.ky.gov .

Tayse Haynes discussed the rollout today on C-Span’s Washington Journal program…

Tayse Hayes says more than 35-hundred Kentuckians are now enrolled in a health care plan and 122 small businesses have started the application process. She says over 640,000 people in Kentucky lack health insurance.

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Governor Beshear says the opening of Kentucky’s health insurance exchange Tuesday was his greatest day as governor. The Democrat says he’s convinced the availability of affordable plans in the Commonwealth will now produce a healthier generation of Kentuckians.

The governor also appeared today on C-Span’s Washington Journal

Beshear says that’ll make Kentucky more productive and attractive to business.