WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 16, 2012
Owensboro Hosting Final Public Forum on New Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange
The next public forum over Kentucky’s upcoming health insurance exchange is being held Friday in Owensboro. The federal healthcare overhaul calls on each state to create its own marketplaces in which residents can compare and purchase insurance plans, or sign up for Medicaid.
Under the exchange, people who earn up to 400% of the federal poverty level will be able to buy private health insurance, and most will have their premiums partly paid for through federal subsidies.
To inform the public about the exchanges, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is holding a series of forums throughout the state.
The final forum is Friday morning at Owensboro Community and Technical College, from 8:30 to 11am.
Governor Beshear has promised the state’s insurance exchange will be ready by the January 1, 2014 deadline.