Medicare http://wkyufm.org en Poll: Most Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen http://wkyufm.org/post/poll-most-kentuckians-expanded-medicaid-not-legislation-made-it-happen <p>A new poll finds a majority of Kentuckians aren’t happy with the Affordable Care Act, but they do like benefits the legislation made possible.</p><p>According to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky study released Thursday, this disconnect is consistent throughout the state, although people in the more urban areas—Lexington and Louisville—were at least nearly 10 percent more favorable of the ACA.</p><p>The foundation’s President Susan Zepeda says the poll found nearly half of people disapprove of the ACA while nearly 4 out of 5 like one of the benefits.</p><p>“The biggest difference we found was the number of Kentuckians who strongly supported the expansion of Medicaid that was made possible by the Affordable Care Act,” she said.</p><p>Zepeda adds this could be good or bad news for some. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:23:09 +0000 Whitney Jones | Kentucky Public Radio 50889 at http://wkyufm.org Poll: Most Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen Tennessee Governor Seeking "Third Way' on Medicaid Expansion http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-governor-seeking-third-way-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>Tennessee is not exactly saying “yes” to expanding the state’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare. But it’s not saying “no” either.</p><p>Governor Bill Haslam made the announcement this morning to a joint assembly of the legislature, telling lawmakers he’s been working toward a “third option.”</p><p>“To leverage the federal dollars available to our state to transform health care in Tennessee without expanding our TennCare rolls," said the Republican Governor.</p><p>Haslam says he’d like to use the federal money to buy private health insurance for Tennesseans who have no other way to get it. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:24:49 +0000 Blake Farmer 28603 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Governor Seeking "Third Way' on Medicaid Expansion Tennessee Democrats are Getting Aggressive in Legislative Races http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-democrats-are-getting-aggressive-legislative-races <p>Faced with the possibility of a Republican super majority in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly, Democratic candidates are aggressively attacking their opponents in legislative races across the state. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:30:16 +0000 Associated Press 20042 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee Democrats are Getting Aggressive in Legislative Races Beshear Resisting Calls So Far to Opt Out of Expanded Medicaid Program http://wkyufm.org/post/beshear-resisting-calls-so-far-opt-out-expanded-medicaid-program <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky&nbsp; officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Many leading Republicans in the state&mdash;including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell&mdash;have pushed for full repeal of the healthcare law. But in an interview with NPR, Beshear said they&#39;re playing politics. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:11:48 +0000 15696 at http://wkyufm.org