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What Kentucky’s Obamacare Success Might Mean in 2014

If you want to see how the success or failure of the Affordable Care Act might shape the nation’s future electoral battles, watch Kentucky. The state’s health-insurance exchange, Kynect, stood out for having worked smoothly in the week after most other marketplaces opened around the country with glitches and delays. The Bluegrass State happens to be home to two Republicans who serve as some of Obamacare’s biggest foes in the U.S. Senate: Mitch McConnell, the minority leader up for reelection next year, and Rand Paul, the libertarian Tea Party ally eying a run for the White House.