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4:43 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

About 92,000 Kentuckians Have Signed Up For Health Care Under State Exchange

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More than 92,000 Kentuckians have signed up for health coverage through the state’s healthcare exchange, Kynect, since it opened in October.

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.

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11:46 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Tea Party Activists Tell Kentucky Lawmakers to Reject Obamacare

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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 — in the state because of fiscal and health care concerns.

About 50 activists rallied in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday; they wanted their state legislators to hear their concerns as the 2013 legislative session began.

Kentucky can’t afford running its own health exchanges or to expand Medicaid, argued David Adams, a rally organizer.

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1:30 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like

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Kenny Colston Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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Local News
2:56 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants more people to participate in a survey that assesses public perceptions of the community’s healthcare providers. 

Information from the survey, mandated under the new federal health care law, will be shared with area hospitals.

The online survey was launched in March.   Health department spokesman Dave Langdon says more than one thousand people have filled it out so far.

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