With the Supreme Court upholding the individual insurance requirement which was at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Kentucky could begin its own health insurance exchange.
The court on Thursday handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
In Kentucky, 640,000 state residents are uninsured or about 15 percent.
Kentucky has laid the groundwork for a statewide health insurance exchange, but Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear opted to wait for the Supreme Court ruling before moving doing anything more.
Beshear said before if the law is upheld, he will sign an executive order creating the state's health insurance exchange.
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