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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:31 PM

How Kentucky Built the Country's Best Obamacare Website

Talking Points Memo:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/how-kentucky-built-the-country-s-best-obamacare-website

Dylan Scott October 28, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT25757


Kentucky did it right. The state's online health insurance marketplace has become Obamacare's city on a hill while the federal HealthCare.gov has been flummoxed by a month of glitches and bad press. Whatever the federal website seems to have failed to do to ensure its success on the Oct. 1 launch, Kentucky did.

Kentucky, with its deeply conservative congressional delegation, might seem like an unlikely place for Obamacare to find success. But Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear saw the law -- and a state-built marketplace -- as an opportunity to help put the state on a path to greater health.

His state routinely ranks toward the bottom in overall health, and better health coverage is one step toward reversing that norm, he said.

"For us to make a transformational difference, we needed to do something game-changing." Beshear told TPM in an interview. "The (Affordable Care Act) provided us a tool to do that. It's succeeded so far beyond our wildest dreams."

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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:01 PM

1. any chance the success will put McConnell in jeopardy

 

If enough people get healthcare despite his attempt to sink it, ....

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:09 PM

2. I don't know, but thinking about what you said.. that makes me ..

for happiness..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:15 PM

3. if our candidate can just get the newly-insured to the polls

 

next fall, the playing field will look much different.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:17 PM

4. If we beat turtle ...an incredible victory..nt

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