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Get Covered Kentucky: Informative webinar delivers helpful guidance

Recently, Kentucky Voices for Health Hosted the webinar, “Get Covered Kentucky.” The 45-minute webinar provided clear, concise information about the implementation of health reform in Kentucky, information about Medicaid expansion, concerns to be on the lookout for in the next few months, and helpful messaging tips for countering myths about the Affordable Care Act. Health reform is going to improve the quality of coverage and the rate of coverage for Kentuckians across the commonwealth. This [...]

By |2013-08-27T09:00:29-04:00August 27th, 2013|Blog, Health|

Upcoming Webinar: Get Covered Kentucky: Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Thursday Aug 8, 2013 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Eastern Time) Click here to register for the webinar. This webinar is intended for health educators, healthcare employees and community members within the state of Kentucky who want to improve their understanding of and ability to talk to the public about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Benefit Exchanges, and Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky. By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to: Explain [...]

By |2013-08-01T10:35:40-04:00August 1st, 2013|Blog, Health|

Health insurance changes coming soon – check out this video for helpful information

Significant changes are coming to the state health insurance system that will impact hundreds of thousands of children and families staring October 1. There are currently 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians, or 17.5 percent of the state’s population under age 65. About 332,000 of these uninsured individuals can gain coverage through the Health Benefit Exchange. With expansion of Medicaid, the other 308,000 uninsured Kentuckians can gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid. This group includes families of four [...]

By |2013-07-18T13:30:09-04:00July 18th, 2013|Blog, Health|

Cabinet seeks contractors (kynectors) to help expand health benefit coverage to Kentuckians

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (KHBE) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking for-profit and nonprofit entities and community and volunteer organizations to assist consumers who enroll for healthcare benefits through kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection. Proposals are due on July 3, 2013. KHBE is seeking contractors with experience reaching Kentucky’s diverse populations to assist the Commonwealth in reaching the goal of expanding health benefit coverage [...]

By |2013-06-06T14:44:02-04:00June 6th, 2013|Blog, Health|

Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange Website – Kynect – Launches

Governor Beshear recently announced the launch of Kentucky's Healthcare Connection - kynect. This is Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning October 1, kynect will allow individuals, families, and businesses to compare and select insurance plans and to find out if they qualify for programs like Medicaid or Kentucky’s Children Health Insurance Program (KCHIP). The website provides some basic, introductory information about kynect including a fact sheet for families. Help will [...]

By |2013-05-23T09:18:38-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Blog, Health|

New Ad Campaign Calls for Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

Today, Kentucky Voices for Health (KVH) launched a new ad campaign asking Gov. Steve Beshear to expand Medicaid to adults and parents up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level under the Affordable Care Act. Listen to the ad below. Kentucky Youth Advocates is a proud member of KVH. Join us in asking Governor Beshear to take this opportunity to improve the health of Kentucky’s children and families. There are many reasons to expand Medicaid. [...]

By |2013-04-30T11:11:41-04:00April 30th, 2013|Blog, Health|

Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky: Kids Have Much to Gain

At Kentucky Youth Advocates, we ask ourselves the same question over and over when we examine issues. It’s a short and simple question: “Is it good for kids?” We strive to be the independent voice for children and that means we want the policies created and implemented by our decision makers to benefit children. Right now, our state leaders have a big decision to make on whether to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and parents [...]

By |2013-03-28T10:04:39-04:00March 28th, 2013|Blog, Health|

New Brief Shows Kentucky Children Would Benefit from Medicaid Expansion

Jeffersontown, KY – Thousands of children could see immediate and long-term health benefits, at a small cost to the state, if Kentucky expands Medicaid to adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line starting in January 2014, according to a new issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates. The brief, Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky: Kids Have Much to Gain, examines the numerous family and child health benefits that result when parents have access to [...]

By |2013-03-28T00:00:35-04:00March 28th, 2013|News Room|

Demystifying the Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010 resulted in many changes to the health care system and there are more changes coming soon. Health care reform will impact populations, both young and old. Given that the health care reform bill was 2000 pages long, it can be confusing for people to figure out how the new law affects them. If you have questions about what the health care law means for you, join an [...]

By |2013-03-11T12:00:15-04:00March 11th, 2013|Blog, Health|
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