Health Care Meeting Answers Questions About Changes


Changes are less than two weeks away for the nation's health care system and though many may be skeptical of the plan, others are excited about the new opportunities.

"I have a close friend who doesn't have health insurance and he really needs it. He deserves it. I'm really excited that he's going to be able to possibly get it." said Stephanie Beverly.

Many people living in south central Kentucky who don't qualify for health care, may be able to, Starting October 1st when the state's health exchange goes live.

It may seem a little confusing, but Kynect ,as it's called, is really just a way for you to find the best coverage.

"You might think of it as an online shopping experience where consumers can do comparisons. Think of it as if you choose an airline ticket and you choose the city, your departure place, time, date, carrier, and how much you want to pay. The concept will be very much like that." said Susan Dunlap, Director of Communications for Kentucky Health Cooperative.

The non-profit group will be included on Kynect, and will be begin to offer plans on October 1st. The group said if the health care offered by your employer cost more than 9.5% of your income, that's when you qualify to use Kynect, or in some instances, for families of four making up to $90,000. Subsidies will also be available to help pay for the costs.

"If you look at Americans debts. Healthcare, college, and school loans are right up there. It's really good to know we're not going to be in so much debt to take care of ourselves." added Beverly.

Though many had questions not all of them can be answered right now.

"It's the great sociological experiment I guess we could call it. I think it may leave us scratching our heads wondering why we didn't do this sooner." added Dunlap.

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs through March 31, 2014.


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