CLOSE

FRANKFORT, Ky. — “Kynect” is back, repurposed as a one-stop, online shop for people to apply for Medicaid and a host of other resources such as food and child care assistance, job training and help for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of the state website Monday, initially created under his father, former Gov. Steve Beshear, as a state-run site where people could shop for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Kynect won’t feature commercial insurance plans in time for this year’s open enrollment for health coverage in November.

Background: Beshear says restoring Kentucky’s health insurance exchange will save more than expected

But Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said kynect will include it by next year as part of his plan to restore the site shut down by his predecessor, Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican. Meanwhile, people can find a link to