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kynect Enrolls 1 Out of Every 19 Kentuckians in Health Care

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Location: Frankfort, KY

One out of every 19 Kentuckians is enrolled in health insurance through kynect, and the rate of signups continues to accelerate more than four months after kynect launched. The site enrolls an average of 1,700 Kentuckians per day in affordable, reliable health insurance. If this rate continues, more than a quarter of a million Kentuckians may be enrolled by the end of February.

"When we began signing up Kentuckians on October 1, we averaged 1,000 enrollments per day. At the time, we expected that rate to slow down after a few weeks, but it never has. In fact, Kentuckians' interest and enrollment pace has only increased," said Gov. Steve Beshear. "We have added staff and website capacity to handle the crush of signups. I'm pleased that even though more than a million people have visited the kynect website, signups remain simple and largely glitch-free for the thousands of Kentuckians seeking reliable, affordable health care."

kynect administrators report that the website consistently supports 2,000 concurrent users during heaviest usage times.

kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch for its smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage.

With approximately 15 percent of the state's population (640,000) uninsured prior to the start of open enrollment on Oct. 1, kynect is helping to significantly reduce the number of families surviving without health insurance and ensure access to quality, affordable care each day.


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