Kynect http://wfpl.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes Inching Towards Obamacare Defense http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-inching-towards-obamacare-defense <p>The campaign manager for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is blasting Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell for saying Kentucky's health exchange is unconnected to the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>"Mitch McConnell has been in the fantasyland that is Washington for so long that he cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction," says Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst.</p><p>Last Friday, McConnell repeated his call to repeal the president's health care law at a recent press conference.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:47:40 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9434 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Inching Towards Obamacare Defense Kentucky's Kynect Health Exchange Tops 200,000 Enrollees http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-kynect-health-exchange-tops-200000-enrollees <p>Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, has topped 200,000 enrollees, according to the Governor’s Office.</p><p>New data says an average 1,600 people are signing up each day.</p><p>As of Friday, three-fourths of those who have signed up have enrolled in the expanded <a href="/term/affordable-care-act">Medicaid program. </a>And the remaining quarter have enrolled in new private plans.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8460 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Kynect Health Exchange Tops 200,000 Enrollees Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/survey-employer-health-insurance-coverage-rising-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A two-year decline in the number of working-age </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who get health insurance from employers reversed in late 2013, according to survey results released Monday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.</span></p><p>The survey was done before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and is meant to give a "baseline" for how Kentuckians&nbsp;are getting health insurance, so it can be compared to future years, said Susan Zepeda, president of the Foundation for a Health Kentucky.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:58:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8222 at http://wfpl.org Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Has 116,000 Enrollees http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-health-insurance-exchange-has-116000-enrollees <p>More than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The Governor’s Office reports that enrollments through the state’s health exchange, KYnect (Connect), are up 93 percent since Thanksgiving. The exchange has averaged about thirteen-hundred new enrollees per day since it launched on Oct. 1.</p><p>About 1 in 4 enrollees have signed up for new private plans, with the rest joining Medicaid as a result of that program’s expansion.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8084 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Has 116,000 Enrollees Steve Beshear Touts Healthcare Exchange Rollout as a Top 2013 Accomplishment http://wfpl.org/post/steve-beshear-touts-healthcare-exchange-rollout-top-2013-accomplishment <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state’s implementation of the federal health care law is one of his administration's top accomplishments in 2013.</p><p>Beshear says his decision to implement the state health care exchange and expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was an effort to address Kentucky’s historically low health rankings.</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8054 at http://wfpl.org Steve Beshear Touts Healthcare Exchange Rollout as a Top 2013 Accomplishment A Deadline Looms to Sign Up for Kentucky Health Exchange http://wfpl.org/post/deadline-looms-sign-kentucky-health-exchange <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentuckians will have until midnight Tuesday to sign up for a new health care policy through </span>Kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the state’s health insurance exchange, in order for the policy to take effect Jan. 1, 2014.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:02:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8005 at http://wfpl.org A Deadline Looms to Sign Up for Kentucky Health Exchange Number of Kentuckians Who Must Upgrade Health Plans Under Obamacare Lower Than Expected http://wfpl.org/post/number-kentuckians-who-must-upgrade-health-plans-under-obamacare-lower-expected <p>The number of Kentuckians who have to upgrade their health insurance plans under the new federal healthcare law is lower than expected.</p><p>Initial reports indicated that about 280,000 insured Kentuckians would be forced to switch to new plans to comply with the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The Kentucky Department of Insurance reports that the number is now closer to 168,000 people.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:49:45 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7988 at http://wfpl.org Number of Kentuckians Who Must Upgrade Health Plans Under Obamacare Lower Than Expected 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 Kynect State Health Exchange Reports Strong Post-Thanksgiving Gains http://wfpl.org/post/kynect-state-health-exchange-reports-strong-post-thanksgiving-gains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's health exchange, </span>kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is reporting strong gains in new health insurance enrollees since Thanksgiving.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:44:11 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7896 at http://wfpl.org Kynect State Health Exchange Reports Strong Post-Thanksgiving Gains About 40 Percent of Kentucky's Healthcare Exchange Enrollees are Younger Than 35 http://wfpl.org/post/about-40-percent-kentuckys-healthcare-exchange-enrollees-are-younger-35 <p>FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Kentucky's new online health exchange enrolled about 1,000 people each day for health coverage during its first month.</p><p>The governor's office said 32,485 Kentuckians had signed up for coverage as of Friday morning. About 40 percent of enrollees are under age 35.</p><p>Beshear says people are still flocking to the state exchange for coverage that will begin Jan. 1.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:07:41 +0000 Associated Press 7415 at http://wfpl.org About 40 Percent of Kentucky's Healthcare Exchange Enrollees are Younger Than 35