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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Dismantles State Health Exchange, Switches To Healthcare.gov

Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin notified federal officials that he will “dismantle kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act,” according to The Courier-Journal.

He sent Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell a letter on December 30 notifying her that he plans to move from the state health exchange to the federal Healthcare.gov website for Kentuckians to purchase Obamacare.

The Courier-Journal reports:

Meanwhile, kynect remains open and the changes will not affect anyone shopping for insurance for the current enrollment period, which ends Jan. 31. Nor will the changes affect anyone who signed up for Medicaid, the government health plan for low-income citizens, through the kynect site.

Bevin’s office reportedly released a statement saying Bevin wants to stop “the redundancy” created by the state’s health exchange.

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