Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12

Jul 2, 2012

Today on NPR: When Star Wars fans saw that the dwelling in the Tunisian desert was decaying, they jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it. A call on Facebook to help restore the sandy igloo first featured in Episode IV: A New Hope netted $11,000.

Rising Temps:

Ten counties in our area have opened cooling stations.

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

Jul 2, 2012

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.

Governor, Health Secretary Release Statements on ACA Ruling

Jun 28, 2012

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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Whatever decision the U.S. Supreme Court hands down on Thursday regarding the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

NPR reports more and more dad's are going it alone, choosing to be single fathers.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled the state can go after the houses and property of people who have died, even property left to family members, if money is owed for end-of-life care.  

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Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

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Do you have to buy health insurance? That's for the Court to decide.

NPR reports the US Supreme Court heads into a second day of hearings with healthcare reform in the balance. 

Afternoon Round-Up 3/26/12

Mar 26, 2012
Facebook-Air Evac Page

A private air ambulance service, is establishing a base in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Healthcare Legislation:

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It’s not the kind of reform favored by the Obama Administration, but, Kentucky’s junior Senator Rand Paul says health care reform should continue. If the US Supreme Court overturns health care laws enacted a few years ago, Paul says Congress gets a re-do. And he says with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, the country would get a better set of reforms.