Affordable Care Act


Fri February 13, 2015
Health and Welfare

Deadline is Sunday to Avoid Penalty for Not Having Insurance


A family of four in Kentucky earning more than $24,250 a year has until midnight Sunday to sign up for health insurance to avoid a federal tax penalty.

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Tue October 21, 2014
All Politics are Local

6th District Congressional Candidates Talk Minimum Wage, Affordable Care Act, and Campaign Finance


The two candidates in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district race stand on opposite sides when it comes to health care reform.  Incumbent Andy Barr and challenger Elisabeth Jensen appeared Monday night on KET'S Kentucky Tonight.  Barr argues current reforms will leave states like Kentucky with unaffordable Medicaid costs.  "The state simply doesn't have the capacity to fund, at this point, this massive expansion of Medicaid.  This is going to crowd out our ability to fund education," said Barr.

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Sun February 23, 2014
The Commonwealth

Eastern Ky. Counties Lead Affordable Care Act Enrollment is the tool Kentuckians have used to sign up for health insurance, but in Eastern Kentucky an old fashioned, boots-on-the-ground outreach — in restaurants, cash advance businesses, and churches — appears to be key to getting people to use the website.

Since open enrollment began Oct. 1, more than 231,367 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance made available through the Affordable Care Act.

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Sat October 12, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Kentucky Businesses & the Affordable Care Act

Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Margaret Levi, lawyer with the ­Lexington firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and author of The Impact of Health Care Reform on Kentucky ­Employers, a 68-page booklet published by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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