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 […]

Beshear, Others Seeking Waiver on Healthcare Law Provision

The law requires large insurance companies to spend at least 85% of premiums on medical care. The commonwealth currently requires 65% of premiums to be spent on care. Governor Steve Beshear’s administration has asked the White House to let Kentucky raise the percentage by 5 points each year until it’s in line with the law. State officials say if the increase isn’t gradual, it could hurt the local insurance market.

Senator Scott Brown Discusses Repeals, Cuts At U Of L

Brown’s speech largely focused on reducing spending and keeping taxes at their current levels. When asked where spending cuts should be made, he declined to specify, and said that could be determined through a thorough review of all government programs.