Affordable Care Act

Politics
1:10 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Kentucky's Senators Provide Some Details about What They Want To Replace Healthcare Law

Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act. The two co-headlined a Tea Party rally in Frankfort Tuesday to protest the health care law. During the rally, Paul said he wants to not only repeal the law, but replace it with a different one.

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Health
2:44 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Kentucky's U.S. Senators Renew Calls to Repeal President's Health Plan

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators say they both want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but wouldn’t elaborate on reforms to replace the measure. The senators headlined a Tea Party rally held today in Frankfort.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

McConnell to Speak at Tea Party Rally for First Time, Paul Will Also Attend

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is addressing a tea party group in a few weeks in Frankfort in what activists say is a first. Tea party activist David Adams told the Lexington Herald-Leader that McConnell hasn't spoken to a tea party group before and he thinks it shows the party's growing strength.

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Health
12:19 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Taking Steps to Make Health Insurance Exchange Happen

Kentucky’s soon-to-be-established health insurance exchange will be web-based and offer a mix of public and private insurance options. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up marketplaces in which residents can compare and purchase insurance plans.

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Health
8:10 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Frist Calls for Implementation of State Health Insurance Exchanges

Former Senate Majority Leader and heart surgeon Bill Frist is calling on states to get going on their health insurance exchanges. The exchanges are part of the Affordable Care Act and some Republican governors who oppose the law are refusing to set them up.

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Health
12:52 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Now Has State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up marketplaces in which residents can buy private insurance or sign up for Medicaid.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Resisting Calls So Far to Opt Out of Expanded Medicaid Program

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Many leading Republicans in the state—including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—have pushed for full repeal of the healthcare law. But in an interview with NPR, Beshear said they're playing politics.

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