Success of Kentucky's Health Plan Comes With New Obstacles

In many ways, Kentucky, a poor state with a starkly unhealthy populace, has become a symbol of the Affordable Care Act's potential. But as the first year of coverage ends, potential obstacles to the law's success are also coming into sharp relief here.

In many ways, Kentucky, a poor state with a starkly unhealthy populace, has become a symbol of the Affordable Care Act’s potential.

Medicaid

Largely because the state chose to expand , the drop in the uninsured rate has been among the sharpest in the nation. Hospital revenues are up, healthcare jobs are multiplying and far more Kentuckians are getting preventive checkups and screenings, according to state officials.

But as the first year of coverage ends, potential obstacles to the law’s success are also coming into sharp relief here.

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