A little over a month ago, Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled Benefind, a one-stop shop for entitlement benefits like food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. The rollout of the program has had huge problems, with thousands of people losing services and thousands more getting false notices that they had lost services.

There’s been a lot of confusion over what caused the problems and who’s to blame. In this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled, we untangle what happened.

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Bevin Administration Knew Of Benefind Problems Before Rollout

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Kentucky Launches New Website, Benefind, for Assistance Programs

After Bevin Scraps Kynect, Medicaid Recipients To Use ‘Benefind’


Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol.

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Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives.