David Adams 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 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 As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activist Split on Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/irs-scandal-endures-kentucky-tea-party-activist-split-mitch-mcconnell <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the scandal <a href="/post/irs-targeted-additional-conservative-groups-probe-shows">surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues,</a> some Kentucky tea party activists are upset with Senator Mitch McConnell's role in the process—even as the state party is asking them to support him.</span></p><p>In Kentucky, only the statewide 9/12 project has come forward to acknowledge that they were targeted and that they were rejecting the IRS' apology on the matter.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:57:17 +0000 Kenny Colston 5384 at http://wfpl.org As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activist Split on Mitch McConnell 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 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 Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling http://wfpl.org/post/christian-healthcare-supporters-rally-wake-judges-ruling <p>A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters.</p><p>This week, Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Christian Care Medishare to stop operating in the commonwealth immediately as part of an on-going legal battle between Medishare and the state. Christian members of Medishare pay into an account that can be used to pay other members' medical bills. And the state says the organization must follow the same rules as insurance companies.</p><p>But Medishare's supporters want to move the fight to the state legislature.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:17:12 +0000 Kenny Colston 1886 at http://wfpl.org Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling Report Shows Kentucky's Debt Continues to Increase http://wfpl.org/post/report-shows-kentuckys-debt-continues-increase <p>An annual report that describes the state’s financial outlook shows that Kentucky has once again gone deeper into debt.</p><p>The report, when compared with past years, shows the state added more than $110 million in debt during the last fiscal year.</p><p>Tea Party activist David Adams says that number shows that claims by Governor Steve Beshear that he’s balanced the budget 10 times are false.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:36:03 +0000 Kenny Colston 1774 at http://wfpl.org 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 Paul Addresses Criticism, Death Threats Over Romney Endorsement http://wfpl.org/post/paul-addresses-criticism-death-threats-over-romney-endorsement <p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., has received harsh criticism from his base over his <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-endorses-mitt-romney">recent endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney</a> in the fall election.</p><p>Earlier this month, Paul announced his support for Romney despite the fact that his father&mdash;Congressman Ron Paul&mdash;is still pursuing delegates. Since the endorsement, vocal Tea Party activists have accused Sen. Paul of betraying the so-called liberty movement that brought him to office.</p><p>He has also received death threats but <a href="http://youtu.be/FNWOkGBFYyw">dismissed what he calls a small group of &ldquo;Internet extremists&rdquo; </a>who are preaching violence against his family.</p><p>&quot;The people that are over the top and even making death threats on the Internet, I hope they are not serious, but they are a small number of people making a disproportionate number of the comments,&quot; <a href="http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/jun/19/rand-paul-weathers-endorsement-storm/">Paul told <em>The Washington Times</em></a>. &quot;A lot of those people may not even vote or may not have voted for my father. They don&rsquo;t represent the majority of the people that support what we&rsquo;re fighting for.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:33:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 706 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Joins Fight Between State and Christian Health-Sharing Group http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-joins-fight-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-group <p>A decades-long court fight between a Christian health organization and the Kentucky state government is drawing the ire of some Tea Party activists.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 683 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Joins Fight Between State and Christian Health-Sharing Group