Department of Insurance http://wfpl.org en Tea Party Activists Encourage Kentucky Senators to Reject Insurance Commissioner's Nomination http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-activists-encourage-kentucky-senators-reject-insurance-commissioners-nomination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With only two days left in the legislative session, Tea Party activists are encouraging Kentucky state senators to not confirm Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, the Senate has approved all of Gov. Steve </span>Beshear's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> appointments except Clark. Many activists are upset with her role in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky and they hope to send a message to the governor by blocking her nomination.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 4502 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Activists Encourage Kentucky Senators to Reject Insurance Commissioner's Nomination Health Sharing Bill Clears House Committee http://wfpl.org/post/health-sharing-bill-clears-house-committee <p></p><div></div><p>A bill reauthorizing&nbsp;a Christian health sharing ministry in Kentucky has cleared a House committee after the insertion into the bill a provision for more disclosure to possible members of the group.</p><div><p>Senate Bill 3, known as the Medi-Share bill, would re-legalize Christian Care Medi-Share to operate in Kentucky after courts ruled them illegal and kicked them out.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:25:47 +0000 Kenny Colston 4383 at http://wfpl.org Health Sharing Bill Clears House Committee House Passes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill 99-0 http://wfpl.org/post/house-passes-medicaid-prompt-pay-bill-99-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;A bill moving Medicaid managed care late payments to the Department of Insurance's review process has overwhelmingly passed the state House.</span></p><p>House Bill 5 passed 99-0 off the floor, after a few technical amendments were added to it.</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the bill sponsor and says his goal is to make sure health care providers start getting paid by Medicaid managed care organizations, which has been a problem since the MCO system was implemented.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:29:42 +0000 Kenny Colston 4242 at http://wfpl.org Bill Dealing With Medicaid Late Payments Has Support in Senate http://wfpl.org/post/bill-dealing-medicaid-late-payments-has-support-senate <p></p><p>A bill &nbsp;moving Medicaid late payment claims to the Department of Insurance appears to have some support in the state Senate.</p><p>House Bill 5 would take prompt pay issues with the Medicaid managed care system and put it through the Insurance Department's current claims process. Currently, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services deal with late claims.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:00:13 +0000 Kenny Colston 4150 at http://wfpl.org Bill Dealing With Medicaid Late Payments Has Support in Senate Health Sharing Bill Moves Onto Full State Senate http://wfpl.org/post/health-sharing-bill-moves-full-state-senate <p></p><p>FRANKFORT —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would allow exemptions for Christian health sharing organizations to operate in Kentucky sailed over it first hurdle in a Senate committee.</span></p><p>Senate Bill 3 is known as the Medishare bill, named for the health sharing organization Christian Care Medishare, which was recently kicked out of Kentucky by the Department of Insurance. Medishare operates by pooling money to help pay for members medical bills.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:46:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 3949 at http://wfpl.org Health Sharing Bill Moves Onto Full State Senate Christian Health-Sharing Bill Gaining Support http://wfpl.org/post/christian-health-sharing-bill-gaining-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Senate Republicans are rallying around a bill to allow a Christian health-sharing organization to continue operating in Kentucky.</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:35:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 3794 at http://wfpl.org Christian Health-Sharing Bill Gaining Support Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle http://wfpl.org/post/activist-files-civil-rights-complaint-over-christian-health-sharing-battle <p>Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint.&nbsp;</p><p>Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:34 +0000 Kenny Colston 1577 at http://wfpl.org Proposed Law Would End the Battle Between State and Christian Health Sharing Organization http://wfpl.org/post/proposed-law-would-end-battle-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-organization <p>A Tea Party activist is hoping to end a decade-long battle between the Kentucky Department of Insurance and a Christian health sharing organization.</p><p>Christian Care Medishare pools money from members in various states to pay medical bills for members in need. The group has a religious exemption to certain federal rules governing insurance companies. But the state has not made such concessions.</p><p>Now, activist David Adams is teaming up with Republican state Senator Tom Buford to push a bill that would grant Medishare its exemptions.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:05:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1353 at http://wfpl.org Proposed Law Would End the Battle Between State and Christian Health Sharing Organization