The Trend
2:15 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Health insurance marketplaces open with glitches, head-scratching

A full house in The Trend studio Friday for our live call-in on health exchanges!
Credit Steve Burger
Listen to our live call-in show on the progress of sign-ups for health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

On this live episode of The Trend, three experts joined us in the studio to answer calls from listeners in the Tri-State.

Nibby Priest manages Vaughn Insurance Agency Co. in Henderson, Ky. He is also a registered insurance agent for Kynect, Kentucky's state health insurance marketplace. 

Jamie Bruce is the chief development and marketing officer at MDWise, a non-profit that helps vulnerable populations needing health coverage in Indiana.

The University of Southern Indiana's public health administration program director, Kevin Valadares, joins us again to give us a "big picture look" of what's taking place locally and across the country.

Meanwhile, WNIN's fundraising officer, Rebecca Oates, is in the studio applying for health insurance coverage -- and she experiences a few of the "glitches" we've been hearing about.

More Information:

Kentucky's state exchange:

https://kyenroll.ky.gov/

Indiana's federally-run exchange:

https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/individual/#state=california

MDWise:

http://www.mdwise.org/