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Health exchange voted top Ky. story of 2013

The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace has been voted Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace has been voted Kentucky's top story of 2013.

The state exchange earned a thumbs-up from President Barack Obama while the federal exchange was marred by technical glitches. Since enrollment began Oct. 1, tens of thousands of people enrolled for coverage in Kentucky, which ranks among the nation's unhealthiest states.

Kentucky built its own exchange. Gov. Steve Beshear says the initiative will make history by eventually making the state healthier.

Kentucky's U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are among the law's most outspoken critics.

Kentucky's No. 2 story was the downfall of Richie Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball star whose political career crashed in scandal.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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