health exchange http://wkms.org en 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 Banahan: Ky. Health Exchange to Benefit Small Businesses Most http://wkms.org/post/banahan-ky-health-exchange-benefit-small-businesses-most <p></p><p>Kentucky’s health benefit exchange program has received conditional approval from the federal government. The commonwealth is among 15 states operating their own health care exchanges. The government-managed health plans goes into effect January 2014. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 26002 at http://wkms.org Banahan: Ky. Health Exchange to Benefit Small Businesses Most KY on Track to Meet Health Exchange Guidelines Despite Heated Debate http://wkms.org/post/ky-track-meet-health-exchange-guidelines-despite-heated-debate <p>Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That's despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor's executive order creating the exchange. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:12:04 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 22707 at http://wkms.org KY on Track to Meet Health Exchange Guidelines Despite Heated Debate W. Ky. Health Exchange Board Member Weighs In on Healthcare http://wkms.org/post/w-ky-health-exchange-board-member-weighs-healthcare <p>A Benton optometrist says he wants to make health insurance plans more accessible and more understandable for small businesses.&nbsp; Dr. Joe Ellis of EyeCare Associates of Kentucky is among 19 appointees to the state’s new Health Exchange Board. Governor Steve Beshear established the board to review policies and make recommendations for Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:39:39 +0000 Angela Hatton 22286 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Health Exchange Board Member Weighs In on Healthcare Beshear Names Members of Health Exchange Board http://wkms.org/post/beshear-names-members-health-exchange-board <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear has decide to expand the board of the new health insurance exchange, while also naming those members today.<br><br> The now-19 member board includes top level officials from Kentucky’s major insurers, including Anthem, Humana and Bluegrass Family Health.</font><br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:45:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22274 at http://wkms.org Beshear Names Members of Health Exchange Board Next Step for Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange: Picking a Model Plan http://wkms.org/post/next-step-kentuckys-health-insurance-exchange-picking-model-plan <p><font size="2">The confusing process of setting up Kentucky’'s health insurance exchange should get clearer later this month.<br><br> The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up exchanges in which residents can compare and purchase health plans. Governor Steve Beshear choose to set up the state exchange earlier this year, rather than let the federal government operate the system.<font size="2"> </font></font> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:00:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21682 at http://wkms.org Next Step for Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange: Picking a Model Plan