Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: "On a late September night – just days before the Oct. 1 launch of the state's online health insurance marketplace called Kynect -- most passersby are unaware of their new health insurance options under the law, confused by the political sniping and doubtful the law will help them. … Politically divided, Kentucky is the only southern state running its own Obamacare marketplace and one of just two committed to expanding Medicaid, making it a unique bellwether of public receptivity to the law. While Gov. Steve Beshear is a Democrat, its two senators, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are Republicans and ardent foes of Obamacare" (Galewitz, 9/29). Read the story and a related Q & A with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (9/29).
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