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Over 1 million signed up for insurance on federal exchange during early days of enrollment

More than a million people have enrolled in plans on HealthCare.gov since Nov. 1 and more than 300,000 did after Donald Trump was elected president, the federal officials reported. Of the 1,008,200 sign-ups, 246,000 are new to the federal marketplace. The overall total is 53,000 more than the first 12 days of open enrollment in 2015. While running for president Trump said he would repeal the Affordable...

Federal health administrator tells Bevin shutting down Kynect will create ‘a number of challenges’

The federal government has told Gov. Matt Bevin what he will need to do to shut down Kynect, the health-insurance exchange started by his Democratic predecessor, Gov. Steve Beshear, and the letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services makes clear that it will be a complicated task. Bevin has said Kynect performs no functions that can’t be handled by the federal insurance exchange,...