Affordable Care Act

Local/Regional News
1:49 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Beshear Touts ACA On National TV & During DC Speech

Gov. Beshear says he is proud that Kentucky is the only southern state to create its own health benefits exchange, predicting that others will follow.

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1:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Kentucky Health Exchange Sees High Volume Of Visitors, Glitches On First Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s online health insurance exchange went live at midnight and the site has seen a rush of activity, along with a few glitches.

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1:34 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Grimes, McConnell Trade Jabs Over Government Shutdown

Credit politico.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The looming shutdown of the federal government is providing fodder the 2014 Senate race.

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Local/Regional News
3:00 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Healthcare Advocates Trying To Get The Word Out On ACA Options

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Healthcare advocates across the state are trying to get the word out to some 640,000 of the state’s uninsured about the ACA.

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9:41 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Ky. Insurance Officials Fine Humana Over Letter

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Humana Inc. has been fined over letters it sent to policyholders regarding the Affordable Care Act.

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3:09 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Beshear: Most Uninsured Kentuckians To Get Health Insurance Discounts

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.

Beshear has been a staunch advocate for the reforms that he says will provide access to medical care to more than 600,000 uninsured Kentucky residents. Nearly half of those will be added to the state's Medicaid program. The remainder, he said, will be able to get insurance through an online health benefits exchange.

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3:34 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Census Data: 17 Percent Of Kentuckians Uninsured In 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows that just over 621,000 – or roughly 17 percent – of Kentuckians under 65 had no health insurance in 2011. The percentage was slightly higher in Fayette County.

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10:28 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Health Group Starts Ad Campaign in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Expansion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -  A leading health organization in Kentucky is putting the pressure on Governor  Steve Beshear to expand Medicaid services under the Affordable Care Act. 

Kentucky Voices for Health Executive Director Regan Hunt says her group is launching a two-week radio ad campaign pressure Beshear to expand Medicaid. The radio ad campaign will be partnered with a month long online ad campaign.

So far, the governor has delayed making a decision— although he seems to support the ideal, if fiscally possible.

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4:51 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Tea Party Activists Take Aim At Insurance Exchange

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Tea party activists are pushing to dismantle Kentucky's new health insurance exchange before it even gets off the ground.

Activists said Thursday after a board meeting for the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange that they are supporting a bill to require legislative approval of the exchange, which was created by executive order of the governor.

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10:44 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Partisan Battle Could Be Ahead For Health Reforms

State Sen. Julie Denton, R-Louisville, introduced legislation Wednesday that would require Gov. Steve Beshear to get legislative approval before implementing the health insurance exchange or opening the state's Medicaid program to additional recipients.
Credit Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. --  Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature are primed for a lively debate on federal health care changes that could provide Medicaid benefits to some 400,000 additional Kentuckians and create an insurance exchange that would make it easier for people to find affordable private coverage.

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