Affordable Healthcare Act

Health Care
12:54 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Health Care Reform Could Impact Hiring in Kentucky

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Kentucky businesses, both large and small, are running out of time to prepare for new federal health care regulations.

In just over 7 months, the so-called ‘pay or play’ provision kicks in.  Starting next year, employers with more than 50 workers are required to provide health insurance coverage or risk penalties.

Kentucky health care lawyer Vickie Yates Brown said such a policy may not result in immediate employee reductions, but she says it could impact future hiring.

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2013 TN General Assembly
1:21 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Tennessee Republican Leaders More ‘Open’ to Medicaid Expansion

Previous naysayers are coming around to the idea of expanding Tennessee’s Medicaid Program. Even while criticizing the Affordable Care Act, they say pulling more poor people into TennCare could have some upsides.

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Politics
6:30 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Legislators Unlikely to Put State Health Exchange into Law

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Despite progress toward building a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear will likely have to re-issue an executive order to keep it alive.

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Science
1:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Next Step for Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange: Picking a Model Plan

The confusing process of setting up Kentucky’'s health insurance exchange should get clearer later this month.

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.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Repeal and Replace: Some Health Care Reforms Senators Paul and McConnell Like

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Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act.

The two co-headlined a Tea Party rally in Frankfort yesterday to protest the health care law. During the rally, Paul said he wants to not only repeal the law, but replace it with a different one. Other Republicans have taken a similar stance, but the details behind the Republicans' preferred approach are largely unknown.

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Government
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

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Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to repeal the health care law and they’re getting assistance from some powerful Kentucky lawmakers. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. He says he’s leading his conference into political battle over the health care law.

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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Governor, Health Secretary Release Statements on ACA Ruling

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and the head of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the state will move forward with setting up a health benefit exchange in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Affordable Care Act. 

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