Beshear Will Enact Key Part of Healthcare Law if Court Upholds It

A key part of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented by executive order in Kentucky if the healthcare law is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Exchanges in which residents can purchase insurance are a major part of the law. Each state must have an exchange, and if states don’t set them up, the […]

Affordable Care Act Will Help Expand Family Health Centers

Family Health Centers in Louisville will expand under provisions in the federal healthcare overhaul law. The Affordable Care Act includes funding for grants to community health centers. Family Health Centers will receive $5.3 million dollars under the act to treat more patients. The bulk of the funds will be used to move an east Broadway […]

Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Universal Healthcare, But Not Federal Healthcare Law

A new poll shows Kentuckians are becoming increasingly aware of the commonwealth’s health issues and willing to act on them. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted annually by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The latest poll for last year was just released this week and found many Kentuckians worry about childhood obesity and […]

Yarmuth on MSNBC: McConnell is Lying About Health Care Law

Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Live, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up his offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an attempt to debunk the GOP leader’s recent claims about the Affordable Care Act. In March, McConnell wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal calling for a repeal to President Obama’s health care […]

Yarmuth Letter Accuses McConnell of Misleading Public About Health Care Law

In a four-page letter, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of misleading the public about President Obama’s health care law and repeats a challenge for the two to hold a forum on the issue. Last month, the GOP leader penned an editorial calling for the law’s repeal to mark […]

McConnell Tells Obama to ‘Back Off’ on Supreme Court Comments

Speaking at the Rotary Club in Lexington Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to refrain from criticizing the Supreme Court as the justices deliberate the constitutionality of health care reform. On Monday, the president talked about the pending case and said he was confident the nine justices would uphold his legislative […]

Supreme Court Begins Hearing Case Challenging Healthcare Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear three days of arguments challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law Monday. Justices will hear several different legal arguments against the Affordable Care Act, but their first question will be whether it is too soon for the high court to review the law. The reform has been […]

Yarmuth Challenges McConnell to Public Debate Over Healthcare Law

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to publicly debate President Obama’s healthcare law. The two Kentucky lawmakers have been on opposite sides of the Affordable Care Act for some time, but the two-year anniversary of the legislation being signed into law has put it back in the forefront of […]