The Associated Press Frankfort Bureau ran a story today in the Louisville Courier Journal about Kentucky’s largest ObamaCare profiteer, Kentucky Health Cooperative (KYHC) CEO Janie Miller, without mentioning she was responsible for setting up much of the state’s ObamaCare scheme as a Beshear Cabinet official.
Miller left her position as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in February of 2012 and almost immediately resurfaced with KYHC and a federal “loan” of almost $60 million to start a public option health plan here.
Kentucky’s other health insurers, Anthem and Humana, lag badly in sales to KYHC and may not even be able to stay in the market much longer. The cooperative’s customer service is notoriously bad as is their treatment of providers. Giving them accolades for signing up lots of people on the strength of their massively subsidized premiums and allowing current Beshearocrat, Executive Director of Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Carrie Banahan to provide the only commentary in the story — she said premiums are lower because KYHC is a nonprofit and that the provider network is “more robust” — is a pathetic excuse for journalism.
Media coverage of ObamaCare in Kentucky demonstrates relentlessly a total disregard for balance and honesty.