Medicaid Expansion

Local/Regional News
7:01 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Beshear To Hold Briefing On Health Reforms

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on efforts to implement federal health care reforms in Kentucky.  The event is set for 1 p.m. at the Capitol.

Beshear has been an 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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Local/Regional News
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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