Ky. governor gets Obama's kudos for smooth rollout
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you
from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in
Beshear told reporters Wednesday that Obama called him on Tuesday.
Kentucky has not had the
technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More
than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000
uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1. And nearly 34,000
have completed applications.
The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users.
Frozen screens and delays are the norm on the website that's supposed to allow
people to easily shop for insurance policies.
Meanwhile, more than 280,000 people have visited the Kentucky Health Benefit
Exchange website. Of those, 247,316 conducted pre-screenings to determine
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