Obamacare http://wuky.org en More Than 116k Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect http://wuky.org/post/more-116k-enroll-insurance-through-kynect <p class="ap-story-p">Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 02:45:20 +0000 Associated Press 42637 at http://wuky.org More Than 116k Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect Beshear: I Wouldn't Have "Any Problem" With Switching To Kynect Coverage http://wuky.org/post/beshear-i-wouldnt-have-any-problem-switching-kynect-coverage <p>Gov. Steve Beshear is reacting to a bill that would require that he, his cabinet, and the General Assembly get insurance through the state exchange. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:01:12 +0000 Josh James 42177 at http://wuky.org Beshear: I Wouldn't Have "Any Problem" With Switching To Kynect Coverage Beshear: Most Uninsured Kentuckians To Get Health Insurance Discounts http://wuky.org/post/beshear-most-uninsured-kentuckians-get-health-insurance-discounts <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is touting changes coming under the federal health care reforms, announcing Tuesday that four out of five uninsured Kentuckians will qualify for discounts when purchasing policies.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:09:40 +0000 Associated Press 37336 at http://wuky.org Beshear: Most Uninsured Kentuckians To Get Health Insurance Discounts Health Benefits Call Center Now Open In Lexington http://wuky.org/post/health-benefits-call-center-now-open-lexington <p>LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was on hand in Lexington today to help open up the new kynect call center.&nbsp; The facility is meant to help over 600,000 Kentuckians purchase insurance through the state’s upcoming health exchange.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The governor adds that the center will have a significant local impact.</p><p>“This now employs a number of Central Kentuckians, over 60 right now and over 100 as we move down the road.&nbsp; So not only is this great for the health care of our people but its also great for our economy," Beshear said.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:11:01 +0000 Chase Cavanaugh 36156 at http://wuky.org Health Benefits Call Center Now Open In Lexington Beshear Says Medicaid Will Expand http://wuky.org/post/beshear-says-medicaid-will-expand <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's Medicaid program will expand to cover hundreds of thousands of additional people, Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The program already provides medical coverage to some 800,000 low-income residents. The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand coverage to some 308,000 additional Kentuckians with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or nearly $15,860 for individuals.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 18:20:14 +0000 Associated Press 31253 at http://wuky.org Beshear Says Medicaid Will Expand Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-gets-federal-approval-state-based-health-exchange <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - After months building a state-based health exchange, Kentucky officials have been told that the federal government has given approval to their work.</p><p></p><p>Despite objections from Republican lawmakers, Kentucky officials quickly began working on a state-based exchange --- a part of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Many states surrounding Kentucky are opting for a federal-run exchange or haven’t yet made a decision.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:04:21 +0000 Ke 24762 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange