Last week, Kentucky revived the online health-benefits portal ‘kynect.ky.gov’ as a one-stop shop for Kentuckians who need health insurance.
The new portal will also host the state-based health-insurance exchange known as Kynect, starting next year. Kynect allows people who don’t have work-based health insurance to enroll in a plan, or sign up for Medicaid if they qualify.
The program was dismantled in 2017 by then Gov. Matt Bevin. Cara Stewart, director for policy advocacy for Kentucky Voices for Health, called the restart a game-changer for helping families stay healthy and avoid medical debt as the pandemic stretches on.
“Since we’re in a global pandemic right now, it’s become even more clear that people need health coverage, and need health coverage options,” said Stewart. “And having one place where