Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states have the option to expand their Medicaid programs to more low-income individuals, with the feds picking up the cost for the first three years and then gradually decreasing to paying 90 percent of the cost. While I was always hopeful to take this step, I wanted to make sure it was the fiscally responsible thing to do for the state. Our analysis shows that not only can the state afford to expand this program, but upon full implementation of the ACA, it would cost us more to turn it down.
A Kentucky Where EVERYONE Has Access to Health Insurance
56th District Democrats Choose James Kay for State Representative Special Election
At a nominating convention in Versailles on Monday, 56th District Democrats chose James L. Kay II to represent the party in a June 25th special election for State Representative. Kay, a Versailles attorney and Chairman of the Woodford County Democratic Executive Committee, was the unanimous choice to replace former Representative Carl Rollins.
Mitch McConnell Is Not A Victim
While McConnell has been pleading for sympathy, members of Kentucky National Guard, Fort Knox employees and many educators are seeing their pay slashed by as much as 20 percent because he was not interested in working out a deal to stop the sequester's reckless budget cuts. He voted against the Violence Against Women Act and tried to remove protections for victims of domestic violence.