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Flood of consumer inquiries could make – or break – Obama health law
Los Angeles Times

Kentucky health officials thought they might get a handful of serious shoppers when they flipped the switch Tuesday on Kynect, the new online insurance marketplace the state created under President Obama’s healthcare law.

“We weren’t even hopeful that a couple hundred people would apply,” said Carrie Banahan, Kynect’s executive director.

By the end the week, more than 16,000 Kentucky individuals and families had begun online applications to get health coverage next year.

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