ACA http://wkms.org en Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline http://wkms.org/post/kynect-extending-enrollment-period-due-high-demand-during-initial-deadline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s health benefits exchange </span>kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is extending its enrollment period due to high demand during the initial March </span>31<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;deadline.</span></p><p>The extension for applications begins today and ends April 11. Kentuckians who completed their applications by the initial deadline can select a plan through April 15, with coverage beginning May 1.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:38:47 +0000 Whitney Jones 39700 at http://wkms.org Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline ACA, Cancer Screenings, Mine Inspections and Rupp Arena in the Budget http://wkms.org/post/aca-cancer-screenings-mine-inspections-and-rupp-arena-budget <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Provisions to block state money from being used on Kentucky's implementation of the Affordable Care Act will remain in the budget agreement reached over the weekend by state lawmakers. Sparring between House Democrats and Senate Republicans over the ACA dominated negotiations.</p><p>The ACA covers the costs of implementation through 2017, after which the tab will be split with the state.</p><p>Now, Senate President Robert Stivers says lawmakers will send the governor a budget that blocks general funds from going toward the state's health insurance exchange, Kynect, and the expansion of Medicaid. Stivers acknowledges that much of the heated debate over the ACA was "political theater." Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:32:33 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39574 at http://wkms.org ACA, Cancer Screenings, Mine Inspections and Rupp Arena in the Budget TennCare Growing Slowly After ACA http://wkms.org/post/tenncare-growing-slowly-after-aca <p></p><p>While the number of people in Tennessee buying health insurance through new exchanges has been slow, state officials say the number of people being directed to the state's expanded Medicaid program is more than they expected.</p><p>So far, about 1,000 people have purchased health insurance throughout the state. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:08:18 +0000 The Associated Press 36690 at http://wkms.org TennCare Growing Slowly After ACA Beshear To Comply With Obama Healthcare Directive http://wkms.org/post/beshear-comply-obama-healthcare-directive <p></p><p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has directed the Kentucky Department of Insurance to comply with President Barack Obama's directive yesterday that could allow some 280,000 Kentuckians to keep their current insurance policies, at least for another year.</p><p>Beshear says the decision ultimately will be left to insurance companies, many of which have already invested much time and money into developing coverage plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:29:30 +0000 The Associated Press 36603 at http://wkms.org Beshear To Comply With Obama Healthcare Directive State Officials Warn Of Healthcare Scammers http://wkms.org/post/state-officials-warn-healthcare-scammers <p></p><p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to beware of scam artists who might try to dupe them on websites mimicking those where people can sign up for insurance policies.</p><p>Consumers have alerted state officials to suspicious websites they believe are being operated by scammers. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:22:09 +0000 The Associated Press 36149 at http://wkms.org State Officials Warn Of Healthcare Scammers Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear http://wkms.org/post/pres-obama-personally-thanks-gov-beshear <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in Kentucky.</p><p>Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.</p><p>And nearly 34,000 have completed applications. The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:38:18 +0000 The Associated Press 35991 at http://wkms.org Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear Murray State Professor Answers Questions About ACA http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-professor-answers-questions-about-aca <p></p><p>With open enrollment for Kentucky&rsquo;s health insurance exchange beginning this week, a Murray State University professor answered questions from the uninsured about the Affordable Care Act in an open forum yesterday. Although purchasing insurance can seem daunting for the uninsured under the new system, political science professor Ann Beck says that is not the case.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s just a very doable process, and you will not have very high costs if you have lower income,&rdquo; she says. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:29:53 +0000 Whitney Jones 35447 at http://wkms.org Murray State Professor Answers Questions About ACA TN Governor Unsure About Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/tn-governor-unsure-about-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>Lawmakers in Tennessee are watching Florida closely after the state’s conservative Republican governor went along with a major piece of the Affordable Care Act. Governor Bill Haslam is still on the fence about expanding the state’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:09:51 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28382 at http://wkms.org TN Governor Unsure About Medicaid Expansion Denton Files Two Bills To Place Affordable Care Act Decisions in Lawmakers' Hands http://wkms.org/post/denton-files-two-bills-place-affordable-care-act-decisions-lawmakers-hands <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">State Sen. Julie Denton has filed two bills that would put control of implementation of the Affordable Care Act into lawmakers’ hands. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:12:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26607 at http://wkms.org Denton Files Two Bills To Place Affordable Care Act Decisions in Lawmakers' Hands TN Governor Haslam on SCOTUS ACA Ruling http://wkms.org/post/tn-governor-haslam-scotus-aca-ruling <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state will review today&rsquo;s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act to fully understand its impact.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:34:24 +0000 Todd Hatton 18631 at http://wkms.org TN Governor Haslam on SCOTUS ACA Ruling