Governor Steve Beshear

Health
3:12 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say House Bill 1 Already Having Positive Impact

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The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. 

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Insurance
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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Healthcare
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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Child Abuse
10:20 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates Child Abuse Panel to Investigate Child Deaths and Near Deaths

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A new panel created by Governor Steve Beshear will review child death and near-death cases in Kentucky. Beshear’s executive order is being called a step in the right direction.

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Healthcare
2:21 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Considering Medicaid Expansion Despite Republicans' Calls for Repeal

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

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Kentucky Law
6:49 am
Mon July 9, 2012

New Kentucky Laws Take Effect Thursday

A long list of new laws are set to take effect in Kentucky this week, including one that will allow the state to offer extra tax incentives to encourage automobile manufacturers and parts suppliers to expand production in the state.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

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The highest-ranking Republican in the Kentucky state House is calling on Governor Steve Beshear to reject an expansion of Medicaid set forth in the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law allows states to opt out of the expansion of the program. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants Beshear to follow other states that have opted out.

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Roads
8:24 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Not So Backed Up at Kentucky Speedway This Year

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Governor Steve Beshear says a smooth traffic flow into and out of the Kentucky Motor Speedway over the weekend shows improvements designed to prevent a repeat of last year's heavy congestion were successful. 

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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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Drought
4:39 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas.

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