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Health and Welfare
Mon June 4, 2012
Kentucky Preps for Healthcare Overhaul
A US Supreme Court ruling is expected by the end of the month on the constitutionality of the federal health care overhaul.
Key to the law are state-run health insurance exchanges, which are online one-stop shops to find and compare coverage options and prices of various insurance plans. Kentucky, like other states, is laying the groundwork now with the help of nearly $67 million dollars in federal grants. Governor Steve Beshear says critics are wrong to say the Commonwealth shouldn’t have accepted the money. Opponents claim even if states create an exchange, the federal government will dictate how it’s run. If the health care law is upheld, the exchanges would go in effect in January 2014.