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New numbers for Kentucky's health insurance web site are out

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More than 17 hundred people sign up a day and a quarter of a million could be registered by the end of the month. More than 17 hundred people sign up a day and a quarter of a million could be registered by the end of the month.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kynect released enrollment numbers Saturday for the new health insurance law.

They show that in the four months since it launched 1 in 19 Kentuckians are now enrolled in the health insurance through the web site.

With approximately 15 percent of the state's population uninsured prior to the start of open enrollment on Oct. 1, kynect is helping to reduce the number of families without health insurance care each day.

According to the governor's office more than 17 hundred people sign up a day and a quarter of a million could be registered by the end of the month.

"When we began signing up Kentuckians on October 1, we averaged 1,000 enrollments per day. At the time, we expected that rate to slow down after a few weeks, but it never has. In fact, Kentuckians' interest and enrollment pace has only increased," said Gov. Steve Beshear.

About 108,000 Kentuckians enrolled in health insurance through kynect are under age 35, which is almost 47 percent of all enrollments.

In the private health plans, about one-third of all enrollees  are under age 35, a figure which has held steady for several months.

· 231,367 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health coverage, including Medicaid and private insurance

· 181,705 have enrolled in Medicaid

· 49,662 have enrolled in a qualified private health plan

· More than 1 million unique web site visitors viewing 38 million web pages

· 689,820 preliminary screenings 

· 15,684 enrolled in standalone dental plans

· 59,655 have been found eligible for a subsidy to purchase a qualified health plan, some have yet to select a plan

· 512,694 calls handled by the kynect contact center

Open enrollment continues through March 31.

To visit kynect click here.

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