Kentucky Attorney General's Office Issues Warnings For Fake Health Care Websites

Oct 31, 2013

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection has some advice about how to avoid online scams related to the new federal health care law:

"Do not ever enter your personal information--if you're trying to sign up for a health care exchange--into any website that has the .com or .net address. The only legitimate health care exchanges will be located with a .gov address."

Governor Beshear says thousands of Kentuckians continue to sign up for health insurance through the new statewide exchange, Kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection. He says 240,000 people have gone to the exchange’s website,, or called the toll-free number to inquire about an insurance plan…

The governor says Kentucky has 640,000 residents without health care coverage.

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, .

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


The director of the State Health Benefit Exchange says the office is ready to begin enrolling 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians for health care coverage beginning next Tuesday. Carrie Banahan says people can go online at “” at that time and shop for the plan that best suits them.

She says individuals will be able to choose from bronze, silver, gold or platinum coverage. Banahan believes most of them will like the rates being offered…