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Medicaid Numbers Prove Kentuckians Need Help

December 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Good on Morehead for voting unanimously in support of a fairness ordinance last night. [EKY Moves Forward]

Once the talking is over and the reports are written, will leadership, public investment and private capital get behind the good ideas? Will anything really change” [H-L]

The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos. [HuffPo]

In case you’ve forgotten: What Papaw Steve Beshear said in his last State of the Commonwealth address. [C-J/AKN]

President Barack Obama, battered by weeks of turmoil over the malfunctioning HealthCare.Gov website, turned to a fresh item on his agenda on Saturday as he pressured Republicans in Congress to extend benefits for jobless Americans. [Reuters]

What separates a healthy and unhealthy diet? Just $1.50 per day. If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you’re going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn’t get the nickname “Whole Paycheck” for nothing.) [WFPL]

Political pollsters still don’t know what they’re doing. And it doesn’t help that some of them – even liberal pollsters – have admitted to withholding results that they weren’t fond of. [National Journal]

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents, during its quarterly meeting Friday, established a committee to select a search consultant to assist in the selection of a new president. [Business First]

Woah, Maysville looks really fancy in this snowy photograph. [CBS News]

Kentucky’s bourbon industry is in the middle of its biggest expansion since Prohibition, building $300 million in new distilleries, warehouses and tourist centers, and filling a million barrels annually. But the future of bourbon isn’t big. It’s small. [H-L]

Mitch McConnell is taking his opposition to President Barack Obama’s recess appointments all the way to the Supreme Court. [Politico]

A newspaper analysis has found that the governing board of an airport serving Ohio and Kentucky spent more than $102,000 over five years on food and alcohol served after meetings, an average of $1,700 a month in taxpayer dollars. [WDRB]

Jeremy Scahill, a national security journalist joining a new independent media venture with Glenn Greenwald, talked about the British parliamentary hearing over the Guardian‘s NSA scoops on Democracy Now! Thursday, and ended up going after the Obama White House’s hostility to adversarial journalism, mixed with their preference for friendly “state media” outlets like MSNBC. [Mediaite]

Kentucky ACA/kynect update time: 56,437 enrolled in Medicaid, 15,518 in qualified health plans, 5,074 dental plans. 41% of enrollees are under the age of 35. [Press Release]

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  • 1 G'town Reader // Dec 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Wow! – I had no idea that Kynect also offers DENTAL PLANS. So I bet a lot of other Kentuckians have also missed this info. Enrollees would probably swell exponentially if all folks putting off dental care – or those who have been staggered by its costs – were well-informed about this insurance offering, if it is indeed “affordable.” (I pay $119/yr. out of my own shallow pocket.)