Beshear touts relaunched Kentucky health insurance exchange

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear is promoting Kentucky’s relaunched state-run health insurance exchange — where consumers can now start shopping for health coverage for the coming year. The governor says the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the necessity for accessible health care. The web portal is known as kynect. Kentuckians can go there to find out if they qualify for Medicaid and compare state-managed health insurance plans ahead of the enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1. The Democratic governor on Friday was joined by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in promoting kynect.