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    Bare-assed in the Bluegrass

    Governor Steve Beshear took a break from ObamaCare cheerleading last week to announce that 280,000 Kentuckians dumped from health insurance policies could keep them instead, if insurers decided to continue pre-ObamaCare policies into 2014. Humana quickly took him up on it and now Beshear has nowhere to run and hide. If Beshear’s Department of Insurance approves Humana’s application to offer coverage to Kentuckians with a requested | Read More »

    Give Ken Cuccinelli the last laugh

    Left-wing pundits are all atwitter at the idea the Governor-elect of Virginia can swoop in and make another ObamaCare state by unilaterally forcing them into the Medicaid Expansion. He can’t, and that might have an impact on Kentucky. Expanding Medicaid in Virginia can’t legally happen without full legislative approval, which is extremely unlikely to happen with a solid Republican majority in the House and an | Read More »

    Kentucky Governor extorted insurance customers

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear should apologize to Humana customers and return to them the $65,430 fine extracted in September when the company advised policyholders on delaying negative impacts of the federal health law. Beshear’s chief insurance thug Sharon Clark said at the time Humana was misleading people by telling them ObamaCare rates would be much higher in 2014. “Beshear could get away with calling the | Read More »

    Kentucky Gov. lawyers up over Medicaid flap

    Two weeks ago, we uncovered details of Gov. Steve Beshear’s illegal and unconstitutional plans to blow at least $21.5 million of state money on ObamaCare in the first six months of 2014.  Beshear’s own attorney entered details of this plan into the court record, though he apparently didn’t even realize he did it. Having evidence of this illegal activity fall into my lap was somewhat unexpected. Hitting | Read More »

    ObamaCare’s little oasis springs a leak

    Gov. Steve Beshear has said many times Kentucky will incur no costs for the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion until 2017 and state media has unquestioningly repeated the claim many times as well. We know that is false. I just sent the following email to Vicki Goins, Policy and Budget Analyst for the Health and Family Services Cabinet in Gov. Beshear’s Office of State Budget Director: Vicki, | Read More »

    “Free” Medicaid busts Kentucky budget

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he needs $21 million for Christmas and he thinks you are Santa Claus. In a document filed quietly with the Regulations Compiler in the basement of the Kentucky State Capitol Annex late last month, Beshear stated that ObamaCare will cost the state $21.5 million in the first six months of calendar year 2014 just for administrative expenses related to the | Read More »

    Kentuckians can’t jump (this)

    Kentucky Democrats may soon turn against ObamaCare in the interests of self-preservation. If Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange survives a legal challenge headed now to the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court, it will then face a stiff immediate challenge in January. Under KRS 12.028, the 2014 General Assembly must ratify Governor Steve Beshear’s Executive Order 2013-0418, which belatedly “created” the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange to run ObamaCare | Read More »

    Ditch kitsch, switch on Mitch

    It is time for Sen. Rand Paul to distance himself from Mitch McConnell. Sen. McConnell made news this week for calling conservatives “traitors,” losing an already questionable endorsement from an out-of-state tea party, and continuing to push Republicans to give up the battle against ObamaCare. Rand Paul does not need McConnell badly enough to put up with this craziness. “Rand’s political career got its first big | Read More »

    These health rates are subsidized

    A 25 year old single Franklin County, Kentucky non-smoker with a $25,000 annual income purchasing a Humana Silver plan effective January 1, 2014 will pay $144.17 per month for a $3250 deductible plan that pays all approved medical expenses after a $4750 maximum out of pocket limit is reached and all applicable federal subsidies are applied. Humana currently offers on ehealthinsurance.com a $3500 deductible plan with $3500 maximum out of | Read More »

    Whack-a-McConnell Wednesday in Louisville

    Hundreds of concerned Kentucky citizens will converge on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Louisville office at 11am Wednesday morning to shake him up on ObamaCare. At issue is Sen. McConnell’s insistence on allowing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove continuing resolution ObamaCare defunding language with only a majority of senators, rather than 60. McConnell’s actions, in keeping with his long-standing fight against conservatives on this, would make defunding ObamaCare harder. McConnell is | Read More »