health care overhaul http://wfpl.org en 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 McConnell Assails Health Care Law In Rotary Speech http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-assails-health-care-law-rotary-speech <p>U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky repeated his call today for the repeal of President Obama&rsquo;s federal health care overhaul upheld last month by the Supreme Court.</p><p>In a speech to the Louisville Rotary Club, the Senate Republican Leader called the Affordable Health Care Act &nbsp;&ldquo;too arrogant and too overreaching.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:44:01 +0000 Rick Howlett 918 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Assails Health Care Law In Rotary Speech C-J's James Carroll Says Health Care Will Be Big Campaign Issue; Economy Bigger http://wfpl.org/post/c-js-james-carroll-says-health-care-will-be-big-campaign-issue-economy-bigger <p>Thursday&#39;s Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act came as a shock to many, who expected the High Court to declare it unconstitutional. James Carroll covers the Capitol for the Courier-Journal, and&nbsp;he joined us Friday on Byline to talk about reactions to the decision.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 860 at http://wfpl.org Health Care Overhaul: What it Means for Kentuckians http://wfpl.org/post/health-care-overhaul-what-it-means-kentuckians <p>Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care overhaul, governments, businesses, providers and taxpayers are preparing for the law&rsquo;s implementation, much of it in 2014.<br /><br />Friday on <em>Byline</em>, we took a close look at the local impacts of the Affordable Care Act with&nbsp; Jodi Mitchell of Kentucky Voices for Health; Anne Hadreas with the&nbsp; Kentucky Equal Justice Center and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates.</p> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:00:13 +0000 Brad Yost 858 at http://wfpl.org High Court Upholds ACA: Roundup http://wfpl.org/post/high-court-upholds-aca-roundup <p><em>Information for this post also came from&nbsp;the Associated&nbsp;Press</em></p><p>President Barack Obama&#39;s health care overhaul will proceed thanks to the help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. The Supreme Court&nbsp;upheld the law today with Roberts joining with the court&#39;s four liberal justices in a 5-4 decision.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:34:12 +0000 Rick Howlett 843 at http://wfpl.org High Court Upholds ACA: Roundup Beshear: High Court Decision Removes Uncertainty; State To Move Forward With Insurance Exchange http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-high-court-decision-removes-uncertainty-state-move-forward-insurance-exchange <p>Kentucky Governor&nbsp;Steve Beshear says the state will&nbsp;now move forward&nbsp;with the establishment of a health insurance&nbsp;exchange now that the Supreme Court has ruled on&nbsp;the constitutionality of&nbsp;the federal health care overhaul.</p><p>Beshear issued this statement today:&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;This Supreme Court decision removes much of the uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act.</em></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:42:02 +0000 Rick Howlett 838 at http://wfpl.org Beshear: High Court Decision Removes Uncertainty; State To Move Forward With Insurance Exchange Daniels Says Health Care Law Will Cause Soaring Premiums http://wfpl.org/post/daniels-says-health-care-law-will-cause-soaring-premiums <p>Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels issued this statement in response to today&#39;s U.S.&nbsp;Supreme Court decision upholding the&nbsp;federal health care law:</p><p><em>&ldquo;The immediate implications for Indiana are a huge increase in health insurance rates, especially for young people, and the need to decide whether to try to construct a so-called &ldquo;exchange&rdquo; or let the federal government do so.</em></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:33:15 +0000 Rick Howlett 837 at http://wfpl.org Daniels Says Health Care Law Will Cause Soaring Premiums McConnell: Ruling Underscores Need To Repeal "Obamacare" http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-ruling-underscores-need-repeal-obamacare <p>Here is a statement released by<a href="http://“Today’s decision makes one thing clear: Congress must act to repeal this misguided law. Obamacare has not only limited choices and increased health care costs for American families, it has made it harder for American businesses to hire. Today’s decision does nothing to diminish the fact that Obamacare’s mandates, tax hikes, and Medicare cuts should be repealed and replaced with common sense reforms that lower costs and that the American people actually want. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:27:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 832 at http://wfpl.org Rep. Young: Health Care Law Still "Bad Public Policy" http://wfpl.org/post/rep-young-health-care-law-still-bad-public-policy <p><a href="http://toddyoung.house.gov/health-care-decision">Indiana&nbsp;Congressman Todd Young</a> (R-Bloomington)&nbsp;released&nbsp;this&nbsp;statement on today&#39;s Supreme Court health&nbsp;care ruling:</p><p><em>&ldquo;Because of the negative effect on our economy and job creation, I&rsquo;m disappointed that the so-called individual mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance will stand.&nbsp; However, I am pleased that the Court has affirmed that our federal government is constitutionally limited in its ability to regulate Americans&rsquo; lives.</em></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:09:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 831 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth Praises High Court ACA Ruling http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-praises-high-court-aca-ruling <p>Third District&nbsp;Congressman John Yarmuth&nbsp;released this statement&nbsp;following today&#39;s Supreme Court Ruling upholding President Obama&#39;s health care overhaul:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Today, the Supreme Court made a decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act that is in step with the Constitution and the majority of Americans.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:49:58 +0000 Rick Howlett 830 at http://wfpl.org