federal health care law http://wfpl.org en About 92,000 Kentuckians Have Signed Up For Health Care Under State Exchange http://wfpl.org/post/about-92000-kentuckians-have-signed-health-care-under-state-exchange <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 92,000 </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have signed up for health coverage through the state’s healthcare exchange, </span>Kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, since it opened in October.</span></p><p>Kynect’s executive director, Carrie Banahan, says that the expansion is result of a growing demand for the health exchange’s services, which shows no signs of slowing down.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:43:35 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7946 at http://wfpl.org About 92,000 Kentuckians Have Signed Up For Health Care Under State Exchange Tea Party Activists Tell Kentucky Lawmakers to Reject Obamacare http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-activists-tell-kentucky-lawmakers-reject-obamacare <p>FRANKFORT—As the 2013 Kentucky legislative session begins, Tea Party activists are encouraging lawmakers to abandon the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare&nbsp;— in the state because of fiscal and health care concerns.</p><p>About 50 activists rallied in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday; they wanted their state legislators to hear their concerns as the 2013 legislative session began.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:46:18 +0000 Kenny Colston 3309 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Activists Tell Kentucky Lawmakers to Reject Obamacare Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like http://wfpl.org/post/repeal-and-replace-some-health-care-reforms-senators-paul-and-mcconnell <p>Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The two co-headlined a Tea Party rally in Frankfort yesterday to protest the health care law. During the rally, Paul said he wants to not only repeal the law, but replace it with a different one. Other Republicans have taken a similar stance, but the details behind the Republicans' preferred approach are largely unknown.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:30:02 +0000 Kenny Colston 1411 at http://wfpl.org Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants http://wfpl.org/post/health-department-looking-more-survey-participants <p>The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants more people to participate in a <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health" jquery17106703842248681431="15"><u><font color="#810081">survey</font></u></a> that assesses public perceptions of the community&rsquo;s healthcare providers.&nbsp;</p><p>Information from the survey, mandated under the new federal health care law, will be shared with area hospitals.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 18:56:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 175 at http://wfpl.org Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants