On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton gets a status report on how our region is faring signing up for Affordable Health Care with kynect Program Manager Jackie Eubanks of West Kentucky Allied Services of Mayfield.
Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 11:55 am
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner apologizes for problems with HealthCare.gov
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner says progress has been made
The first of two days worth of hearings about the problems plaguing HealthCare.gov got going Tuesday with an apology for the botched rollout from Marilyn Tavenner — administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As It's All Politics noted earlier, she heads the agency "that oversaw the ill-fated website project."
Listen to Chad Lampe's weekend conversation with U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield
U.S. Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says a different focus for the Republican Party may have been more effective in negotiations during the 16-day partial government shutdown earlier this month. Whitfield made his remarks in a weekend WKMS interview.
Whitfield said Republican uproar over the Affordable Care Act was understandable because, he said, the overreaching public law is riddled with problems the federal and state governments are battling. Because of that, though, Whitfield said he believes portions of the law upon which Republican scrutiny is centered will fall apart regardless of Congressional opposition.
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell visits Murray Thursday to speak with employees at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. The Senate Minority Leader has held over 50 hospital town hall meetings to discuss the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,’s impact on Kentucky and Kentucky businesses.
Enrollment is set to begin for Kentucky's uninsured residents to sign up for health coverage as part of the federal health care law. The first phase of implementation opens today with the start of enrollment.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that emergency rules covering people dispensing advice about the new health insurance exchange are not designed to hinder enrollment.
Haslam told reporters after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new hotel in downtown Nashville that the background check requirement is meant to protect people from fraud.
The online insurance marketplaces launching Tuesday are a major part of President Barack Obama's health care law. Haslam said he wants the exchange to succeed despite his opposition to the overall health care law.
Heather Elliot of Peel & Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They walk through the third of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.
This conversation begins with the question, "It's happening... What do I do?"
What about people whose work has employees travel beyond the coverage areas specified in their plans? Also, what about early renewal options? Peel & Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website. Click here to read more.