Obamacare http://wkyufm.org en Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity http://wkyufm.org/post/obamacare-sign-ups-show-wide-variation-state-ethnicity New numbers and demographic information <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Apr2014/ib_2014Apr_enrollment.pdf">released</a> by the White House Thursday reveal some telling details about the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/17/president-obama-8-million-people-have-signed-private-health-coverage">8 million people</a> who selected new health insurance through HealthCare.gov and state marketplaces.<p>Almost half — 3.8 million — of all of the people who signed up did so in the last six weeks, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Fri, 02 May 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Eric Whitney 47450 at http://wkyufm.org Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million http://wkyufm.org/post/obama-affordable-care-act-enrollment-hits-8-million President Obama says that enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has reached 8 million after the March 31 sign-up deadline was extended by two weeks.<p>"This thing is working," he told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday.<p>The president said that 35 percent of those signing up through the federal government's website were under the age of 35. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46748 at http://wkyufm.org Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million As Deadline Nears, State Insurance Exchanges Still A Mixed Bag http://wkyufm.org/post/deadline-nears-state-insurance-exchanges-still-mixed-bag With a bit more than a month left for people to sign up for health insurance plans set up under the Affordable Care Act, the federal website known as HealthCare.gov finally seems to be working smoothly — in 36 states.<p>But what's happening in the 14 states that are running <a href="http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/health-insurance-exchanges/">their own</a> exchanges?<p>Some are doing quite well, thank you. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 44119 at http://wkyufm.org As Deadline Nears, State Insurance Exchanges Still A Mixed Bag Guthrie: While Repealing ObamaCare May Not Happen, Major Changes Likely to Come http://wkyufm.org/post/guthrie-while-repealing-obamacare-may-not-happen-major-changes-likely-come <p></p><p>Kentucky's Second District Congressman believes the problems with the rollout of Obamacare make it more likely major changes will be made to the law.</p><p>Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie is sponsoring a ten-point bill that includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Speaking Friday to a gathering of area business leaders, Guthrie said while a repeal isn't likely, the public is getting a glimpse of the problems related to greater government involvement in health care.</p><p>Guthrie also said Republicans missed an opportunity to highlight those points when the federal government was shut down.</p><p>"I think what would have been better for us, as the government shutdown was happening is not just, ‘let’s repeal Obamacare, and if not the government shuts down.’ Why don’t we say, ‘here’s our alternative to address people in the insurance market that are being priced out of the market without affecting it for everybody else.'” Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:29:16 +0000 Kevin Willis 40268 at http://wkyufm.org Guthrie: While Repealing ObamaCare May Not Happen, Major Changes Likely to Come How The GOP's Shutdown Over Obamacare Fell Short http://wkyufm.org/post/how-gops-shutdown-over-obamacare-fell-short Remember how that fight over the budget was all about Obamacare?<p>Seems like ancient history now, but House Republicans ostensibly shut down the government 17 days ago, demanding <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/28/senate-advances-controversial-obamacare-budget-bill/">first a defunding</a>, and, when that failed, a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/politics/congress-shutdown-debate.html?_r=0">year's delay</a> in the health law.<p>When it became clear that President Obama and Senate Democrats weren't going to yield to demands to stop or slow implementation of the ad Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:59:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 38604 at http://wkyufm.org How The GOP's Shutdown Over Obamacare Fell Short Tea Party Activists Tell Kentucky Lawmakers to Reject Obamacare http://wkyufm.org/post/tea-party-activists-tell-kentucky-lawmakers-reject-obamacare <p>As the 2013 Kentucky legislative session begins, Tea Party activists are encouraging lawmakers to abandon the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — in the state because of fiscal and health care concerns.</p><p>About 50 activists rallied in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday; they wanted their state legislators to hear their concerns as the 2013 legislative session began.</p><p>Kentucky can’t afford running its own health exchanges&nbsp; or to expand Medicaid, argued David Adams, a rally organizer.</p><p>“It doesn’t take a forensic accountant to look at our fiscal situation and realize that we have no business getting into this sandbox whatsoever,” Adams says. 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