ACA Improves Health Insurance Coverage for Kentucky Children

A new report suggests implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky has had a positive impact on increasing health insurance coverage for children. The issue brief shows that the uninsurance rate for Kentucky children dropped to 4.3% in 2014, which means more than 16,000 kids gained coverage in the first year of the ACA. Data also reveal more than ten percent of private insurance purchased on the kynect marketplace was for children. Both the overall increase in children who are insured and the portion of state marketplace (kynect) plans that cover children are much higher than the national averages.