Uninsured in Kentucky Drops Dramatically

Published 08/07 2014 03:02PM

Updated 08/07 2014 03:12PM

The rate of uninsured Kentuckians has declined sharply this year. In fact, it's the second sharpest decline in the U.S. since the Affordable Care Act began in January of 2014. 

According to a Gallup poll, Kentucky's uninsured rate dropped from 20.4% in 2013 to 11.9% halfway through 2014. That makes for a 42% decline of uninsured Kentuckians.

Governor Steve Beshear credits the KYNECT website for the success.
Arkansas is the only state with a higher drop in the uninsured than Kentucky.

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