Affordable Care Act

Afternoon Update
4:36 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12

"You are cutting a helpless 8-days-old baby," Petreikov says. "There are risks involved. You are cutting a healthy tissue. I think you should really think about it if you want to do it or not."

Today on NPR: A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/21/12

"It is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of," says Sarah Smith. "You're just going to see a total increase in sexual assault and raping happening, because people can find out exactly where you are and exactly how many drinks you've had."

Today on NPR: A growing number of phone apps are using internal GPS to locate other potentially compatible singles nearby. But to date, far more men than women are signing up for the services.

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12:20 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

New Report Says Almost 1 Million Kentuckians to Be Insured Under ACA Clause


A new report from the national health organization Families USA is praising the ability of almost 1 million Kentuckians to buy insurance in the coming years despite their pre-existing conditions.

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11:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Will be Online

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear recently signed an executive order to create an insurance exchange for Kentucky. Under the Affordable Care Act, states must create marketplaces in which residents can purchase insurance, or else the federal government will do so for them.

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2:32 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates State Health Exchange

Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky.

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2:21 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Considering Medicaid Expansion Despite Republicans' Calls for Repeal

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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7:52 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Yarmuth Calls Republican Healthcare Repeal Vote "Politics"

Hours after the Supreme Court upheld the health law Republicans were preparing for the repeal vote. By some counts it’s the thirty first time the House has voted to repeal all or part of the law.

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Health Care
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Congressman Yarmuth Defends Health Care Law on Fox News

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 2:14 pm

Appearing on Fox & Friends, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., defended the Affordable Care Act on Monday.

The liberal congressman has accused Republicans—particularly Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—of misleading the public about President Obama's health care law, but Yarmuth had a civil exchange on the Fox News Channel.

Check it out (h/t The 'Ville Voice):

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11:19 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: State Leaders React

US Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky were quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning,  republican minority leader McConnell  said Congress must act to repeal what called this misguided law.

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Afternoon Update
4:32 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12

"In my mind, it was my dad singing and then my mom. I just remember it being incredibly comforting to me."

Today on NPR:Chris Thile's First Musical Memory


Bluegrass Politics:

The American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

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