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ObamaCare Works – And Kentucky Is Proof

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LEO Weekly: Medicaid Expansion Leads To Booming Reimbursements, Plunging Uninsured Rate In Kentucky

Kentucky’s Department of Medicaid Services has also provided this map that shows how the uninsured rate has plummeted within each county since 2012, assuming that 75 percent of Kynect enrollees did not previously have insurance (as indicated in their Kynect application): While this drop is staggering through the state, it is most pronounced in the four eastern Kentucky counties of Harlan, Letcher, Leslie and Perry, who went from 17-20 percent uninsured to less than 5 percent. These four counties went from some of the highest uninsured rates to the lowest in the entire state. Thanks, Obama.

While rural hospitals in Kentucky still face unique challenges that must be addressed, including how well Medicaid managed care is able to meet the increased demand for providers, the rosy estimates given by Gov. Beshear last year on the effects of embracing the Affordable Care Act appear to be coming to fruition. The question still remains whether Kentucky’s legislature will decide to continue these efforts next year, or whether a possible new Republican majority in the state House will decide to roll back the clock.

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Mary Meehan: Affordable Care Act Refunds Due From Four Kentucky Insurers

Kentucky families will receive $6.2 million in refunds, an average of $43 per family, under a provision of the Affordable Care Act known as the 80/20 rule. The refunds announced Thursday by the federal government are the result of the rule requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the money paid in premiums on patient care. If the companies don’t reach that amount with spending on bonuses or red tape, it must be refunded to their customers.

According to a news release from the federal Department of Health & Human Services, consumers nationwide will receive $330 million. Four Kentucky health insurance plans will refund money. Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky had by far the largest refund at $4.4 million. Humana Health Plan was at $766,295, Golden Rule Insurance Co., $342,336, and Time Insurance Co., $333,096.

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92 Responses to “ObamaCare Works – And Kentucky Is Proof”


  1. 1 Nena20409
    July 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    <3 <3 <3 Nerdy's Heath Care Posts.

    Keeping America Strong, Healthy and Alive. Thanks pres Obama for ACA, aka, ObamaCares!

  2. 40 HZ
    July 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Good Morning, Nerdy W. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ TY for all of the great work you do for our TOD family daily. Love you dearly, Nerdy. W. }}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

  3. July 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    THE most awesome of news, that Kentucky map is just pure joy. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nerdy!!!!

    • 43 COS
      July 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      It sure is Chips. Thanks NW for all of this good ACA information. I like the idea of Josh using the chart to illustrate the good Medicare information. I wish that they would show charts more often at the pressers.

  4. 46 kasai
    July 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    This is President Obama working behind the scene….while he carries the burden of the entire world:-)

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

    Sudanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (R) is assisted by Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (L) as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin, at Ciampino airport in Rome on July 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/)
    THE WHITE HOUSE
    Office of the Press Secretary
    July 24 2014

    Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

    The United States is delighted that Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag is now safe and free and will soon be traveling to the United States. For months, Americans of all faiths kept Ms. Ishag in their thoughts and prayers as Sudanese authorities sentenced her to death for the alleged crime of apostasy. Today, she and her family have left Sudan on their journey to freedom. Her departure with her immediate family—including her infant daughter, born in custody—is a testament to her unyielding faith and the support she received from friends and allies, including our Embassy in Khartoum and the broader US government.

    On behalf of the American people, I am proud to celebrate the arrival of Ms. Ishag and her family in Rome. We look forward to the day when they arrive in America. In addition to heralding the tireless efforts of my U.S. government colleagues to ensure her safety, I also want to extend my profound thanks to the Italian Government for its dedicated efforts on their behalf. Ms. Ishag’s freedom, while meaningful in its own right, also serves as a reminder that all countries, including Sudan, must uphold the universal right to freedom of religion. The United States has and will continue to support those denied this freedom, drawing strength from Ms. Ishag’s example.

  5. 56 JER
    July 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

  6. 59 JER
    July 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  7. 60 JER
    July 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  8. July 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    #EradicatingInequality

    posted this late last night …. our President, in so many ways, has already reduced inequality in America and the world. #ObamaCare & the YALI Network are two of the many ways that he has done so.

    #TrustBarack

    #OWNthe114th

  9. July 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Does this info that chips provided help Grimes? Also, is she running for it or against it?
    Bc if you listen to chuck Todd this morning she’s doomed, doomed I tells ya.

  10. 65 Linda
    July 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    OMG…..

    Wolf Blitzer is going to report from inside the Hamas tunnels.

    Once again…CNN wallows at the bottom of the barrel.

    • 67 Jeff
      July 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      CNN and like much of the rest of mainstream media is still engaged in their propaganda machine. It’s Iraq all over again.

      • 68 Vicki
        July 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        Jeff, i don’t know if you have any patience or interest left but the “why is AIPAC so powerful question” gets answered at least in part on a video Desertflower provided on the previous thread.

        Short answer connects Iran Threat with bogus Israeli propaganda used to divert from actual israeli agenda. land land all the land. No palestinians whatsoever.

        Objectors here or in israel are labled anti-semitic shut up and shut down, and until PBO that was how the matter stood for years.

        Now that US has started to dismantle unwarranted fears of Iran, Israel is freaking out. It may get worse before it gets better but someday there will be change for the better.

  11. 69 Nena20409
    July 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

  12. 70 Nena20409
    July 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

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  15. July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Oh my lord, what a choad. Wolf Blitzer being Wolf Blitzery.

  16. 82 Vicki
    July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I am so happy that the VA bill will be signed and that the transportaion money was extended, even if briefly.
    The ACA and economy numbers are thrilling.
    Medicare solvent until 2030.
    is there no end to the goodness coming out of our administration???
    No wonder the Corporate Overlords want to keep The President off the TV.

  17. 83 Nena20409
    July 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    In our household today, we were all discussing the potential threat of Ebola. It used to be found mostly in Central African Continent. These past weeks, Ivory Coast, Liberia, a case now in Nigeria and in another West African Nation……then the case with the 33 yrs old American Doctor.

    Just too sad.

  18. 85 Jeff
    July 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    It looks like Israel and US relations are frayed big time. The US is PISSED at the way Israel has treated Kerry and Israel is angry how Kerry has supposedly wronged them for trying to stop their ethnic cleansing.

  19. July 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This why I think Bibi is getting advice from republicans in this country.


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