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Answers to some commonly asked exchange questions

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 28, 2013 at 10:14 am •  Published: January 28, 2013

Q. How many in Kentucky are currently served by Medicaid and how many more will be served if Kentucky chooses the Medicaid expansion?

A. More than 820,000 individuals are currently served by Medicaid. The exchange is still assessing the impact of the possible Medicaid expansion.

Q. How many small businesses are likely to take advantage of the health insurance offered on the state exchange?

A. The exchange does not have an exact number.

Q. How much money has Kentucky received so far from the federal government to do the initial work in setting up an exchange?

A. $252 million.

Q. How will Kentuckians access the exchange and what kind of customer support will be offered?

A. Kentuckians will be able to access the exchange via an online portal. There will also be individuals trained to assist others in signing up located throughout the state, as well as a paper application process, a call center and the capability of filing an application at the local Department for Community Based Services office.

Q. How many people will Kentucky's exchange employ?

A. Thirty.