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Get Covered 2021

Today, Gov. Beshear proclaimed Dec. 10, 2020 as "Get Covered Day" and joined a broad coalition of other states, health care groups and health care providers in launching Get Covered 2021.

"Get Covered 2021 is a national effort to encourage mask-wearing and to substantially increase the number of people with health coverage," the Governor said.

Get Covered 2021 emphasizes:
  • Practicing the three Ws to reduce risk of COVID-19: Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Together, these can help keep you and your community healthy and safe;

  • Cover Yourself and Your Family. Renew your health coverage. If you haven't already, visit It will point you to health care options and financial resources to help you get covered; and

  • Cover Everyone. Support efforts to increase access to affordable, meaningful health coverage for all Kentuckians.

In Kentucky, 239,000 residents are currently uninsured. More than half - 175,000 - qualify for financial help to pay for health coverage or coverage through Medicaid.

"Health care is a basic human right," Gov. Beshear said, "and we are committed to working quickly and diligently to getting health coverage for as many Kentuckians as possible."

Gov. Beshear also recognized CHFS Deputy Secretary Carrie Banahan for her role as national co-leader of the Get Covered Day initiative.

"Carrie was instrumental in the implementation of the state health benefit exchange in 2014 and helped with the relaunch of the new health coverage, benefits and community resources portal," the Governor said. "She is also leading the relaunch of our state-based exchange, which will be in place for 2022 benefits enrollment."

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