Attempt to save Kynect fails in Kentucky Senate

Efforts to prevent Kentucky's health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion from being dismantled have run out of steam, the Associated Press reports, as Democratic-backed measures to save them failed to make it to the state Senate floor. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has made ending Kynect one of the key goals of his administration, and he also wants the federal government's permission to require those who have Medicaid coverage through the sate program's expansion to pay a small premium to maintain their plans. State Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson estimates the state will save $15 million to $25 million by transitioning to the federal exchange, the AP reports. Article

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