Enrollment in Kentucky’s health marketplace is up 40% since Thanksgiving, forcing state officials to hire dozens of more employees to staff call-centers process applications, ABC reported Friday.
“We are seeing about 3,000 people a day approved for Medicaid or a [qualified health plan],” Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange executive director Carrie Banahan said. “We started out a few weeks ago at about a thousand per day.”
More than 92,000 people have enrolled in coverage in the state.
Enrollment in California’s Obamacare marketplace is surging as well, with more than 53,500 people enrolled in Covered California in just the last three days.
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