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Enrollment for health insurance through Kynect has exceeded 116,000, and state officials are urging people to be patient if they’ve signed up for private insurance but haven’t received their insurance cards.

Dec. 23 was the deadline to be part of the first wave of health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect Wednesday. In Kentucky, about 6,000 applications were processed in the 24 hours before the deadline, Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release Monday. The holiday season has not slowed enrollment. About 5,630 people in Kentucky have signed up since last week.

With so many people signing up in a short time, according to Beshear’s release, some might not receive their insurance cards by Jan. 1. “Don’t worry,” the release said. “Insurers are processing a high volume of new enrollments.”

Kerri Richardson, a spokeswoman for the governor, said the state hadn’t kept track of the percentage of people who had received their cards from private companies offering coverage through Kynect.

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