Polling data repeatedly shows that healthcare affordability is the top issue that state residents, on both sides of the political aisle, want their policymakers to work on.
Kentucky's Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard identifies areas where the state is doing well and areas where it can improve. As the scorecard shows, Kentucky policymakers have a robust toolset they can use to ensure all residents have affordable coverage that features consumer-friendly cost-sharing and premiums that reflect the efficient delivery of healthcare and fair healthcare pricing.
Kentucky has an average level of healthcare spending per person and an average rate of spending growth. A high percentage of residents report affordability problems, suggesting a need for policymaker attention.
Our companion document, Healthcare Affordability State Policy Checklist, provides a quick overview of the actions Kentucky still needs to take.