medicaid expansion http://wfpl.org en Tea Party Activist Sues Beshear Over Medicaid Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-activist-sues-beshear-over-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tea party activist David Adams is again suing Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time it's over the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawsuit aims at stopping Beshear from expanding Medicaid in Kentucky.</span></p> Sun, 19 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 5436 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Activist Sues Beshear Over Medicaid Expansion Democrats, Health Groups Praise Beshear's Decision to Expand Medicaid http://wfpl.org/post/democrats-health-groups-praise-beshears-decision-expand-medicaid <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> has<a href="/post/kentucky-expanding-medicaid-under-affordable-care-act-gov-steve-beshear-says"> decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act, </a>also known as </span>Obamacare—a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.<br> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:13:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 5328 at http://wfpl.org Democrats, Health Groups Praise Beshear's Decision to Expand Medicaid Kentucky Expanding Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act, Gov. Steve Beshear Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-expanding-medicaid-under-affordable-care-act-gov-steve-beshear-says <p>It's been a longtime, lingering question—will Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;expand Kentucky's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare)?</p><p>On Thursday afternoon, Beshear answered: Yes, Kentucky will.</p><p>The decision means that Kentucky will expand its Medicaid rolls to 138 percent of the federal poverty line with the federal government paying for it for three years. After 2017, the federal government's share of the cost drops to 90 percent and Kentucky picks up the rest.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:39:24 +0000 Staff 5324 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Expanding Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act, Gov. Steve Beshear Says Half Of States May Not Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare http://wfpl.org/post/half-states-may-not-expand-medicaid-under-obamacare Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to a key part of the Affordable Care Act.<p>GOVERNOR EARL RAY TOMBLIN: We have weighed the options and believe expanding Medicaid is the best choice for West Virginia.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)<p>CORNISH: That's West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. With that announcement last week, his state became one of 20 so far to expand health coverage for the poor. But Obamacare makes that optional for the states and it looks like at least half of the states will opt not to do it. Thu, 09 May 2013 17:33:44 +0000 Greg Allen 5322 at http://wfpl.org Health Group Starts Ad Campaign in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/health-group-starts-ad-campaign-support-kentucky-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A leading health organization in Kentucky is putting the pressure on </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to expand Medicaid services under the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Kentucky Voices for Health Executive Director Regan Hunt says her group is launching a two-week radio ad campaign pressure&nbsp;Beshear to <a href="/term/medicaid-expansion">expand Medicaid.</a>&nbsp;The radio ad campaign will be partnered with a month long online ad campaign.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:41:41 +0000 Kenny Colston 5188 at http://wfpl.org Health Group Starts Ad Campaign in Support of Kentucky Medicaid Expansion Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/speaker-stumbo-favors-medicaid-expansion-kentucky <p></p><p>The Speaker of the Kentucky House says it’s a no-brainer for Kentucky to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;</p><p>Under the health care law, states can expanded their Medicaid rolls to 138 percent of the poverty line and for three years, the federal government will pay for the expansion.</p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has yet to decide on whether Kentucky will expand, saying he will calculating costs after 2017, when the feds pay only 90 percent of expansion.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:19:50 +0000 Kenny Colston 3242 at http://wfpl.org Speaker Stumbo Favors Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Policy Group Uses Census Data to Encourage Medicaid Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/policy-group-uses-census-data-encourage-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>A progressive economic group says Kentucky should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act based on recently release Census data.</p><p>The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy points to data that shows the percentage of Kentuckians without insurance dropped last year based on early elements of the health care law.</p><p>The drop was mainly attributed to a large number of young adults who are staying on their parents’ insurance thanks to one of the law’s provision.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:57:56 +0000 Kenny Colston 1730 at http://wfpl.org