Affordable Care Act

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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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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Speaker of the Kentucky House says it’s a no-brainer for Kentucky to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

Under the health care law, states can expanded their Medicaid rolls to 138 percent of the poverty line and for three years, the federal government will pay for the expansion.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has yet to decide on whether Kentucky will expand, saying he will calculating costs after 2017, when the feds pay only 90 percent of expansion.

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Local/Regional News
2:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Gov. Beshear Weighs Medicaid Expansion

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With Kentucky actively setting up its health insurance exchange, the final piece of compliance with the Affordable Care Act is a decision on Medicaid expansion.

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Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Kentucky Health Exchange On Schedule

Governor Steven Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That’s despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor’s executive order creating the exchange.

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11:57 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hosts Conference on Affordable Care Act

LEXINGTON, KY- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the subject of an all-day conference by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in downtown Lexington today. 

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Local/Regional News
2:34 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Reads To Kids At "The Nest"

Governor Steve Beshear Reads To Kids At "The Nest"
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group of kids at The Nest Child Care Center in Lexington welcomed a special storyteller Monday – Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear spoke to WUKY after the event about the effect Kentucky’s new health care exchange could have on children in the Bluegrass.  

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2:03 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates Health Insurance Exchange In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After weeks of promising to do so, Governor Steve Beshear has set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky.

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