Obamacare

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Beshear Says Medicaid Will Expand

May 9, 2013

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.

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.