Obamacare

Local/Regional News
2:52 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Grimes, McConnell React To SCOTUS Ruling

Kentucky senate candidates are reacting to Monday’s Supreme Court decision regarding contraceptive coverage.

Read more
Local/Regional News
9:45 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

More Than 116k Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website.

Read more
Local/Regional News
6:01 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Beshear: I Wouldn't Have "Any Problem" With Switching To Kynect Coverage

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.

Read more
Local/Regional News
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.

Read more
Local/Regional News
3:11 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Health Benefits Call Center Now Open In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was on hand in Lexington today to help open up the new kynect call center.  The facility is meant to help over 600,000 Kentuckians purchase insurance through the state’s upcoming health exchange. 

The governor adds that the center will have a significant local impact.

“This now employs a number of Central Kentuckians, over 60 right now and over 100 as we move down the road.  So not only is this great for the health care of our people but its also great for our economy," Beshear said.

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Beshear Says Medicaid Will Expand

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's Medicaid program will expand to cover hundreds of thousands of additional people, Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday.

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.

Read more
Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange

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.

Despite objections from Republican lawmakers, Kentucky officials quickly began working on a state-based exchange --- a part of the Affordable Care Act.

Many states surrounding Kentucky are opting for a federal-run exchange or haven’t yet made a decision.

Read more