Beshear Touts Kentucky Healthcare Program
Gov. Steve Beshear addressed a national healthcare conference on Tuesday (June 17) in Washington, D.C., where he touted Kentucky’s success in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Beshear told attendees at the State of Enrollment Conference that while Kentuckians continue to hold a negative view of President Barack Obama and his health care law, people are big fans of the state’s health insurance exchange, Kynect.
“Another thing we did was carefully separate the politics of the Affordable Care Act from the health care impact of Kynect. That was a very fine line to walk, and I’m still walking it,” said Beshear.
State Democrats have picked up on the messaging, frequently referring to the state’s implementation as “Beshearcare.”
More than 421,000 Kentuckians have enrolled through Kynect during its six-month opening signup period.