David Adams http://wkms.org en Tea Party Activist Sues Kentucky Governor Over Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/tea-party-activist-sues-kentucky-governor-over-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Tea party activist David Adams is once again suing Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> over the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Adams first sued Beshear to block him from implementing a state-run health insurance exchange. That suit is pending. And now, Adams is suing to stop Beshear from expanding Medicaid.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31688 at http://wkms.org Tea Party Activist Sues Kentucky Governor Over Medicaid Expansion Kentucky's Insurance Exchange Is Named, 'Similiar to Travelocity or Expedia' Experience http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-insurance-exchange-named-similiar-travelocity-or-expedia-experience <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Kentucky's new exchange for people on the market for healthcare now has a name and &nbsp;a website.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It'll be called Kynect—pronounced "connect." People can access it at&nbsp;<a href="http://kynect.ky.gov/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">kynect.ky.gov</a>. A phone line will be running in August.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:24:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31654 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Insurance Exchange Is Named, 'Similiar to Travelocity or Expedia' Experience As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activists Split on Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org/post/irs-scandal-endures-kentucky-tea-party-activists-split-mitch-mcconnell <p></p><p>As the scandal surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues,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.</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><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:14:09 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31644 at http://wkms.org As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activists Split on Mitch McConnell Democrats, Health Groups Praise Beshear's Decision to Expand Medicaid http://wkms.org/post/democrats-health-groups-praise-beshears-decision-expand-medicaid <p></p><p>After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has&nbsp;decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act,&nbsp;also known as Obamacare — a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.<br><br>Beshear said <span data-term="goog_1887721118" tabindex="0">Thursday</span> that expansion benefits Kentucky in many ways.<br><br><em>"This move makes sense not only for our health but also for our pocketbook. More important it makes sense for our future," he says.</em> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:20:54 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31589 at http://wkms.org Democrats, Health Groups Praise Beshear's Decision to Expand Medicaid Tea Party Activist Sues Over Kentucky Health Exchange http://wkms.org/post/tea-party-activist-sues-over-kentucky-health-exchange <p></p><p>A tea party activist has filed a lawsuit in Frankfort challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.</p><p>David Adams says in the lawsuit filed Monday that Beshear created the exchange without necessary legislative approval. Adams is asking a judge to order work on the exchange to cease. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:57:31 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30324 at http://wkms.org Tea Party Activist Sues Over Kentucky Health Exchange Kentucky Tea Party Leaders Upset With Mitch McConnell's Fiscal Cliff Deal http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-leaders-upset-mitch-mcconnells-fiscal-cliff-deal <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201212/Mitch_McConnell_official_portrait_112th_Congress.jpg" alt="" /><p>Kentucky Tea Party leaders are voicing frustration with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell over his role in forging a bill that averted the fiscal cliff, and are encouraging a primary challenge in his re-election bid.<p>In the final days of negotiations, McConnell worked closely with Vice President Joe Biden to fashion an agreement that passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support. The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/01/us/the-mcconnell-biden-plan.html?hp">Biden-McConnell bill extended the Bush-era tax cuts permanently</a> for individuals making less than $400,000, but it delayed government spending cuts for another two months.&#160;<p>Louisville Tea Party President Sarah Durand says rank and file members&#160; were already displeased with McConnell’s record on fiscal issues, and are furious over the latest development.<p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:13:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 26355 at http://wkms.org Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling http://wkms.org/post/christian-healthcare-supporters-rally-wake-judges-ruling <p><font size="2">A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters.<br><br> 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.</font> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:42:56 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22815 at http://wkms.org Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle http://wkms.org/post/activist-files-civil-rights-complaint-over-christian-health-sharing-battle <p><font size="2">Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint.<br><br> 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.</font><br> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:26:40 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21847 at http://wkms.org Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle