health exchange http://wfpl.org en Kentucky's Health Exchange is a 'National Model,' Gov. Steve Beshear Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-health-exchange-national-model-gov-steve-beshear-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&#39;s health exchange&mdash;part of the Affordable Care Act, or </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&mdash;has become a &quot;national model,&quot; </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;said on Wednesday in Louisville.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:25:12 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7157 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Health Exchange is a 'National Model,' Gov. Steve Beshear Says Kentucky's Insurance Exchange Is Named, 'Similar to Travelocity or Expedia' Experience http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-insurance-exchange-named-similar-travelocity-or-expedia-experience <p>Kentucky's new exchange for people on the market for healthcare now has a name and &nbsp;a website.</p><p>It'll be called Kynect—pronounced "connect." People can access it at&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kynect.ky.gov">kynect.ky.gov</a>. A phone line will be running in August.</span></p><p>Kynect will be fully operational in time for October open health insurance enrollment.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:24:13 +0000 Kenny Colston 5400 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Insurance Exchange Is Named, 'Similar to Travelocity or Expedia' Experience Tea Party Plans Anti-Obamacare Rally to Mark Kentucky Legislative Session Opening http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-plans-anti-obamacare-rally-mark-kentucky-legislative-session-opening <p></p><p>Before the first gavel is hit the start the 2013 legislative session in Kentucky, Tea Party activists plan to rally in the Capitol Rotunda against the federal Affordable Care Act, or&nbsp;Obamacare.</p><p>It’s the second capital rally against the health care law, which Kentucky has actively worked to implement by executive order from Governor Steve Beshear.</p><p>Rally organizer and activist David Adams says the goal of the rally is to convince lawmakers to pass a law overturning Beshear’s order and the health exchange in Kentucky.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 3253 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Plans Anti-Obamacare Rally to Mark Kentucky Legislative Session Opening Legislators Unlikely to Put State Health Exchange into Law http://wfpl.org/post/legislators-unlikely-put-state-health-exchange-law <p>Gov. Steve Beshear will likely have to re-issue his executive order to keep the state’s health exchange running.&nbsp;</p><p>Beshear started the exchange — part of the <a href="/topic/affordable-care-act-kentucky">Affordable Care Act,</a> often referred to as Obamacare&nbsp;— earlier this year through an executive order and state health officials have forged ahead with its creation.</p><p>But unless the Kentucky General Assembly takes up the issue to puts it into law, it's likely Beshear’s original order will have to be re-issued to keep work on the exchange moving forward.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:01:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 3148 at http://wfpl.org Legislators Unlikely to Put State Health Exchange into Law Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gets-federal-approval-state-based-health-exchange <p>After months building a state-based health exchange, Kentucky officials have been told that the federal government has given approval to their work.</p><p>Despite objections from Republican lawmakers, Kentucky officials quickly began working on a state-based exchange --- a part of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Many states surrounding Kentucky are opting for a federal-run exchange or haven’t yet made a decision.</p><p>Because of that fast work, federal health official Chiquita Brooks-LeSure announced that Kentucky now has official government approval to continue their exchange.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:57:10 +0000 Kenny Colston 2972 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange Democrats Walk Out of Meeting on Insurance Exchange http://wfpl.org/post/democrats-walk-out-meeting-insurance-exchange <p>A second legislative hearing on Kentucky’s federally-mandated health insurance exchange led to a dramatic walkout by Democrats today.</p><p>For the second consecutive time, the interim joint Health and Welfare committee saw their meeting devolve into arguments over the exchange.</p><p>And this time, a motion by Republicans to register a vote of disapproval against the exchange led every Democrat to get up and leave in the middle of the meeting.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:17:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 1723 at http://wfpl.org