KYnect http://wkms.org en Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-ranks-10th-lowest-uninsured <p style="line-height: 200%; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">A <a href="http://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/">new report</a> finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:07:53 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41943 at http://wkms.org Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured Beshear Addresses National Health Care Conference http://wkms.org/post/beshear-addresses-national-health-care-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> addressed a national health care conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday to once again tout Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:26:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41369 at http://wkms.org Beshear Addresses National Health Care Conference How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets http://wkms.org/post/how-health-insurance-exchanges-are-flea-markets Billions of dollars went into creating state marektplaces, and we know about 8 million people signed up. But it's actually still to early to declare success or failure. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:47:20 +0000 Eric Whitney 40854 at http://wkms.org How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets Kentucky SHIP Navigates Medicare & Medicaid Options http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ship-navigates-medicare-medicaid-options <p>Today on<em> Sounds Good </em>we meet Kellie Oliver, the new State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator. SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. The program seeks to educate the public and Medicare beneficiaries so they are better able to make informed decisions on healthcare.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:34:27 +0000 Kate Lochte 40757 at http://wkms.org Kentucky SHIP Navigates Medicare & Medicaid Options Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each http://wkms.org/post/policy-institute-kentuckys-80k-obamacare-enrollees-acquired-more-3k-each <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:29:51 +0000 John Null 40564 at http://wkms.org Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect http://wkms.org/post/beshear-more-10-kentuckians-insured-through-kynect <p>The Kentucky Governor office says that more than one in every 10 Kentuckians now have affordable health care thanks to the initial open enrollment period for kynect, Kentucky's state-based helath benefit exchange.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:33 +0000 Rob Canning 40062 at http://wkms.org Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect Extension Deadline Nears for Kynect Open Enrollment http://wkms.org/post/extension-deadline-nears-kynect-open-enrollment <p>Kentuckians have just a little more than one day left to apply for health insurance through the state’s health benefits exchange, kynect.</p><p>Kentucky extended its open enrollment deadline for those who couldn’t finish the application by the original March 31 deadline. Calloway County kynnector Susan Hood says the extension is mainly for those who wish to purchase qualified health plans, those eligible for tax credits and subsidies.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:46:47 +0000 Whitney Jones 39817 at http://wkms.org Extension Deadline Nears for Kynect Open Enrollment 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 'Sign Up Saturday' Encourages Kentuckians to Enroll in Health Insurance Before Deadline http://wkms.org/post/sign-saturday-encourages-kentuckians-enroll-health-insurance-deadline <p></p><p>With a major deadline looming, nearly 300-thousand Kentuckians have signed up for insurance through the state's health benefit exchange.</p><p>To avoid a tax penalty next year, people must have purchased insurance by&nbsp;March 31st, or at least be insured for nine months of the year.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:00:04 +0000 Kevin Willis 39243 at http://wkms.org 'Sign Up Saturday' Encourages Kentuckians to Enroll in Health Insurance Before Deadline Gov. Steve Beshear Launches Kentucky Health Initiative http://wkms.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-launches-kentucky-health-initiative <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;">Gov. Steve Beshear is launching a new initiative aimed at improving Kentucky’s health outcomes over the next five years.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:35:20 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38824 at http://wkms.org Gov. Steve Beshear Launches Kentucky Health Initiative