David Adams http://wkyufm.org en Health Insurance Exchange to Start Advertising Campaign Next Month http://wkyufm.org/post/health-insurance-exchange-start-advertising-campaign-next-month <p>Despite an ongoing lawsuit challenging its existence, the Kentucky Health Insurance exchange will start a new advertising campaign next month.</p><p>The exchange will work like an online marketplace, and consumers will be able to choose between plans offered by several different insurers, as well as government programs like Medicaid and Medicare.</p><p>To get the word out to individuals and businesses, the exchange will start running TV, radio and magazine ads in mid-June. The ads are expected to cost up to 11 million dollars.</p><p>Policies will be available for purchase in October, but won't go into effect until next January.</p><p>Tea party activist David Adams is currently suing Governor Steve Beshear over his creation of the exchange. Sun, 26 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 31459 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Tea Party Activists Encourage Senators to Reject Insurance Commissioner's Nomination http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-activists-encourage-senators-reject-insurance-commissioners-nomination <p>With only two days left in the legislative session, Tea Party activists are encouraging Kentucky Senators to not confirm Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark.&nbsp;</p><p>So far, the Senate has approved all of Governor Steve Beshear's appointments except Clark. Many activists are upset with her role in implementing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky and they hope to send a message to the governor by blocking her nomination.</p><p>A Senate spokeswoman says whether lawmakers will consider the nomination when they return from recess later this month is still “to be determined.” David Adams is the lead activist calling for the rejection of&nbsp; Clark.</p><p>"We have to send a signal that this is a problem, this is unacceptable and must be dealt with swiftly and surely," says Adams.</p><p>Both the Department of Insurance and the Governor's Office declined to comment. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 28014 at http://wkyufm.org Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Kentucky Judge's Ruling http://wkyufm.org/post/christian-healthcare-supporters-rally-wake-kentucky-judges-ruling <p>A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters. This week, Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Christian Care Medishare to stop operating in the commonwealth immediately as part of an on-going legal battle between Medishare and the state. Christian members of Medishare pay into an account that can be used to pay other members' medical bills. And the state says the organization must follow the same rules as insurance companies. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:00:24 +0000 20177 at http://wkyufm.org Report Shows Kentucky's Debt Continues to Increase http://wkyufm.org/post/report-shows-kentuckys-debt-continues-increase <p>An annual report that describes the state’s financial outlook shows that Kentucky has once again gone deeper into debt. The report, when compared with past years, shows the state added more than $110 million in debt during the last fiscal year. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:21:19 +0000 19670 at http://wkyufm.org Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle http://wkyufm.org/post/activist-files-civil-rights-complaint-over-christian-health-sharing-battle <p>Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint. Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:03:25 +0000 18804 at http://wkyufm.org