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Kentucky Specifics

Medicaid Expansion

  • Gov. Beshear announced on May 9, 2013 that Kentucky will accept Medicaid expansion via Executive Order
  • Expands Medicaid population to 138% of the federal poverty level
  • Could cover more than 300,000 additional Kentuckians
  • Will go into effect January 1, 2014
  • Federal government covers 100% of the costs for the first 3 years
  • Phases out until KY will eventually pay 10%

Click here for more info on the Medicaid Expansion announcement

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

  • Created by Executive Order (2010-587) signed by Governor Beshear July 17, 2012 created the Exchange.
  • Exchange is under Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Executive Director-Carrie Banahan