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The Affordable Care Act was enacted to help Americans gain and keep health insurance. Through the law there are consumer protections, new coverage for preventative services and health insurance choices that may be right for you.

Click on the links below to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

    • Kentucky's Healthcare Connection is kynect. The kynect site will allow you to compare and select insurance plans and find out if you qualify for programs like Medicaid or the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program.
    • Did you know that 622,054 (17 percent) of Kentuckians are uninsured? Find out how the Affordable Care Act has made and continues to make a difference for the people of Kentucky.
    • Do you know what your rights and protections are for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act? If you currently have health insurance or not, the Affordable Care Act adds rights and protections for people like you.
    • Built into the Affordable Care Act are subsides for individuals who are purchasing health insurance in the new marketplace. The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a calculator tool that allows you to enter basic information to receive an estimate of how much you may receive in subsidies. The Subsidy Calculator is only an estimate, but may give you a better idea of what you could spend on health insurance.

The Affordable Care Act was created to benefit individuals, families, small businesses and those who need insurance the most. If you have further questions please contact your local county Extension office and they will assist you to find the help that you need.