“Not afraid to stand alone.”

Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#21 Oct 4, 2013
continued from post above.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville concluded that expanding Medicaid would inject $15.6 billion into Kentucky’s economy over the next eight years, create almost 17,000 new jobs, have an $802.4 million positive budget impact (by transferring certain expenditures from the state to the federal government, among other things), protect hospitals from cuts in indigent care funding and shield businesses from up to $48 million in annual penalties.
In short, we couldn’t afford not to do it.
The other 332,000 uninsured Kentuckians will be able to access affordable coverage — most with a discount — through the Health Benefit Exchange, the online insurance marketplace we named Kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.
Kentucky is the only Southern state both expanding Medicaid and operating a state-based exchange, and we remain on target to meet the Oct. 1 deadline to open Kynect with the support of a call center that is providing some 100 jobs. Having been the first state-based exchange to complete the readiness review with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, we hope to become the first one to be certified.
Frankly, we can’t implement the Affordable Care Act fast enough.
As for naysayers, I’m offended by their partisan gamesmanship, as they continue to pour time, money and energy into overturning or defunding the Affordable Care Act. It’s shameful that these critics haven’t invested that same level of energy into trying to improve the health of our citizens.
They insist that the Affordable Care Act will never work — when in fact a similar approach put into effect in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney, then the governor, is working.
So, to those more worried about political power than Kentucky’s families, I say,“Get over it.”
The Affordable Care Act was approved by Congress and sanctioned by the Supreme Court. It is the law of the land.
Get over it ... and get out of the way so I can help my people. Here in Kentucky, we cannot afford to waste another day or another life.
Steve Beshear, a Democrat, is the governor of Kentucky.
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Kentucky girl

United States

#22 Oct 5, 2013
Limbertwig wrote:
My State Needs Obamacare. Now.
By STEVE BESHEAR
Published: September 26, 2013 359 Comments
FRANKFORT, Ky.— SUNDAY morning news programs identify Kentucky as the red state with two high-profile Republican senators who claim their rhetoric represents an electorate that gave President Obama only about a third of its presidential vote in 2012.
So why then is Kentucky — more quickly than almost any other state — moving to implement the Affordable Care Act?
Because there’s a huge disconnect between the rank partisanship of national politics and the outlook of governors whose job it is to help beleaguered families, strengthen work forces, attract companies and create a balanced budget.
It’s no coincidence that numerous governors — not just Democrats like me but also Republicans like Jan Brewer of Arizona, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan — see the Affordable Care Act not as a referendum on President Obama but as a tool for historic change.
That is especially true in Kentucky, a state where residents’ collective health has long been horrendous. The state ranks among the worst, if not the worst, in almost every major health category, including smoking, cancer deaths, preventable hospitalizations, premature death, heart disease and diabetes.
We’re making progress, but incremental improvements are not enough. We need big solutions with the potential for transformational change.
The Affordable Care Act is one of those solutions.
For the first time, we will make affordable health insurance available to every single citizen in the state. Right now, 640,000 people in Kentucky are uninsured. That’s almost one in six Kentuckians.
Lack of health coverage puts their health and financial security at risk.
They roll the dice and pray they don’t get sick. They choose between food and medicine. They ignore checkups that would catch serious conditions early. They put off doctor’s appointments, hoping a condition turns out to be nothing. And they live knowing that bankruptcy is just one bad diagnosis away.
Furthermore, their children go long periods without checkups that focus on immunizations, preventive care and vision and hearing tests. If they have diabetes, asthma or infected gums, their conditions remain untreated and unchecked.
For Kentucky as a whole, the negative impact is similar but larger — jacked-up costs, decreased worker productivity, lower quality of life, depressed school attendance and a poor image.
The Affordable Care Act will address these weaknesses.
Some 308,000 of Kentucky’s uninsured — mostly the working poor — will be covered when we increase Medicaid eligibility guidelines to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
You need to read some of the storys about the people that have obamacare. They cannot afford it, don't want it and don't know what to do. My heart breaks for them. We have a president that is a muslumi and he doesn't have any love for the American people. He is doing his best to destroy our nation and he is doing a great job at it.He supports abortion( and if the baby comes out alive he thinks it is just fine to kill it) He supports the queers and lesbians. Everything that is an abomination to God, he supports. You cannot be a Christian and support a man like this.I am not democrat or republican, I am an independent. I have a brother-in law that was a strong democrat for most of his life. He finally switched to republician because he said he could not remain being a christain if he remained democrat.Everyone needs to pray for our nation. It is in the worst mess that I have ever seen.
Kentucky girl

United States

#23 Oct 5, 2013
Limbertwig wrote:
My State Needs Obamacare. Now.
By STEVE BESHEAR
Published: September 26, 2013 359 Comments
FRANKFORT, Ky.— SUNDAY morning news programs identify Kentucky as the red state with two high-profile Republican senators who claim their rhetoric represents an electorate that gave President Obama only about a third of its presidential vote in 2012.
So why then is Kentucky — more quickly than almost any other state — moving to implement the Affordable Care Act?
Because there’s a huge disconnect between the rank partisanship of national politics and the outlook of governors whose job it is to help beleaguered families, strengthen work forces, attract companies and create a balanced budget.
It’s no coincidence that numerous governors — not just Democrats like me but also Republicans like Jan Brewer of Arizona, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan — see the Affordable Care Act not as a referendum on President Obama but as a tool for historic change.
That is especially true in Kentucky, a state where residents’ collective health has long been horrendous. The state ranks among the worst, if not the worst, in almost every major health category, including smoking, cancer deaths, preventable hospitalizations, premature death, heart disease and diabetes.
We’re making progress, but incremental improvements are not enough. We need big solutions with the potential for transformational change.
The Affordable Care Act is one of those solutions.
For the first time, we will make affordable health insurance available to every single citizen in the state. Right now, 640,000 people in Kentucky are uninsured. That’s almost one in six Kentuckians.
Lack of health coverage puts their health and financial security at risk.
They roll the dice and pray they don’t get sick. They choose between food and medicine. They ignore checkups that would catch serious conditions early. They put off doctor’s appointments, hoping a condition turns out to be nothing. And they live knowing that bankruptcy is just one bad diagnosis away.
Furthermore, their children go long periods without checkups that focus on immunizations, preventive care and vision and hearing tests. If they have diabetes, asthma or infected gums, their conditions remain untreated and unchecked.
For Kentucky as a whole, the negative impact is similar but larger — jacked-up costs, decreased worker productivity, lower quality of life, depressed school attendance and a poor image.
The Affordable Care Act will address these weaknesses.
Some 308,000 of Kentucky’s uninsured — mostly the working poor — will be covered when we increase Medicaid eligibility guidelines to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
You need to read some of the things people are saying about obamacare. I have read them and it breaks my heart. They cannot afford it, don't want it and don't know what to do. This man is a muslum, He supports abortion(if the baby comes out alive he thinks it is fine to kill it}. He supports the queers and lesbians. Everything that is an abomination to God, he supports.You cannot serve God and support a man like this.
tea pharty

Barbourville, KY

#24 Oct 5, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to read some of the storys about the people that have obamacare. They cannot afford it, don't want it and don't know what to do. My heart breaks for them. We have a president that is a muslumi and he doesn't have any love for the American people. He is doing his best to destroy our nation and he is doing a great job at it.He supports abortion( and if the baby comes out alive he thinks it is just fine to kill it) He supports the queers and lesbians. Everything that is an abomination to God, he supports. You cannot be a Christian and support a man like this.I am not democrat or republican, I am an independent. I have a brother-in law that was a strong democrat for most of his life. He finally switched to republician because he said he could not remain being a christain if he remained democrat.Everyone needs to pray for our nation. It is in the worst mess that I have ever seen.
you are a true embarrasment to kentucky, please change your user name.If you are so concerned with your superstition you might reconsider judgment of anyone
Allen

London, KY

#25 Oct 5, 2013
You can purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act at reasonable rates...unless you have a fairly high income. If you have a fairly high income (and presumably a good job with insurance) then you don't need to worry about it anyway. However, for those with low incomes, insurance can be purchased at very low rates and assistance is provides to help cover costs. If you have a fairly low income and can't afford insurance right now, get on the website, fill-out an application, and you will find health insurance with reasonable rates. Don't knock it until you have personally checked it out.
Kentucky girl

United States

#26 Oct 5, 2013
tea pharty wrote:
<quoted text>you are a true embarrasment to kentucky, please change your user name.If you are so concerned with your superstition you might reconsider judgment of anyone
You have spoken like a true idiot.The majority of people in Kentucky are against queers, lesbians, and abortion.I do not stand alone in my belief!
tea pharty

Barbourville, KY

#27 Oct 5, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You have spoken like a true idiot.The majority of people in Kentucky are against queers, lesbians, and abortion.I do not stand alone in my belief!
I like lesbians, abortion is ok if you dont cook it to long

“The Serpent is Rising”

Since: Oct 13

Manchester, KY

#28 Oct 5, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You have spoken like a true idiot.The majority of people in Kentucky are against queers, lesbians, and abortion.I do not stand alone in my belief!
That's right, you're not alone!

“Not afraid to stand alone.”

Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#29 Oct 5, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to read some of the storys about the people that have obamacare. They cannot afford it, don't want it and don't know what to do. My heart breaks for them. We have a president that is a muslumi and he doesn't have any love for the American people. He is doing his best to destroy our nation and he is doing a great job at it.He supports abortion( and if the baby comes out alive he thinks it is just fine to kill it) He supports the queers and lesbians. Everything that is an abomination to God, he supports. You cannot be a Christian and support a man like this.I am not democrat or republican, I am an independent. I have a brother-in law that was a strong democrat for most of his life. He finally switched to republician because he said he could not remain being a christain if he remained democrat.Everyone needs to pray for our nation. It is in the worst mess that I have ever seen.
No, I don't need to read anyones letter concerning Obamacare, most of them are lies and politically motivated. You need to educate yourself about Obamacare and then the tea party nuts wont be able to use you to further their political goals. As far as Christianity goes the Lord didn't tell me to mistreat queers (Homosexuals} and he sure didn't tell me to pass judgment on anyone. Some people choose to follow man but I choose to follow our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

“Somewhere in Time”

Since: Dec 09

Cannon, KY

#30 Oct 6, 2013
Obama's chicken's are coming home to roost.
Kentucky girl

United States

#31 Oct 6, 2013
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>No, I don't need to read anyones letter concerning Obamacare, most of them are lies and politically motivated. You need to educate yourself about Obamacare and then the tea party nuts wont be able to use you to further their political goals. As far as Christianity goes the Lord didn't tell me to mistreat queers (Homosexuals} and he sure didn't tell me to pass judgment on anyone. Some people choose to follow man but I choose to follow our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Nobody uses me my friend. God gave me a brain and I use it.I never said to mistreat lesbians or homosexuals. WE are to love them, but hate the sin they are doing. You need to read Lev.18: 22-24, cor.6:9-10, Romans 1:26-27.Now for the obamacare, since you sound like you are all for it you must be a die hard democrat. You cannot see any further than the word democrat. We have 4 Americans that died in Benghazi. Has our president did anything to bring anyone to justice? NO HE HAS NOT. Him and Hilary want to sweep everything under the rug and forget about it. They have blood all over their hands and I would never support someone like that.He is a MUSLUM and his obamacare is just another way of hurting the American people. You better wake up and smell the coffee. If your son or daughter had died in Benghazi im bet you would feel different. When Hiliary screamed what difference does it make now, I bet you could give her a mouthful.
looney tune

Barbourville, KY

#32 Oct 6, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody uses me my friend. God gave me a brain and I use it.I never said to mistreat lesbians or homosexuals. WE are to love them, but hate the sin they are doing. You need to read Lev.18: 22-24, cor.6:9-10, Romans 1:26-27.Now for the obamacare, since you sound like you are all for it you must be a die hard democrat. You cannot see any further than the word democrat. We have 4 Americans that died in Benghazi. Has our president did anything to bring anyone to justice? NO HE HAS NOT. Him and Hilary want to sweep everything under the rug and forget about it. They have blood all over their hands and I would never support someone like that.He is a MUSLUM and his obamacare is just another way of hurting the American people. You better wake up and smell the coffee. If your son or daughter had died in Benghazi im bet you would feel different. When Hiliary screamed what difference does it make now, I bet you could give her a mouthful.
Madam President Hillary Clinton..has a nice ring to it .... 4 dead americans..how many dead americans came about over non existing weapons of mass destruction? Oh by the way ..Bin Laden is dead by Obamas hand.. muslim is spelled muslim
for what its worth

London, KY

#33 Oct 6, 2013
I think you should take care of people when they are sick. When people are sick they are not able to take care of themselves . If I had the power I would cut food stamps, free housing, ssi, disability, retirement disability, wic and probably a whole lot more things in order to take care of people when they are sick. If they are not sick then they can figure out how to pay for all theses other things for themselves I only have sympathy for people when they are sick that is it.
Kentucky girl

United States

#34 Oct 6, 2013
looney tune wrote:
<quoted text>Madam President Hillary Clinton..has a nice ring to it .... 4 dead americans..how many dead americans came about over non existing weapons of mass destruction? Oh by the way ..Bin Laden is dead by Obamas hand.. muslim is spelled muslim
Just for the record, Bin Laden is dead because the brave navy seals took him out. The village idiot(Joe Biden) is responsible for the navy seals looseing their life. He got on national t.v.and announced to the world that Navy seal 6 were the ones to take out Bin Laden. He should have been shot for telling that. That was supposed to be top secret. Dumb and dumber need their sorry ass kicked out of the country!
Land of the Free

London, KY

#35 Oct 6, 2013
Jonas Pzalter wrote:
I'm quite surprised the American people will let the Government tell them they HAVE To BUY something, but then again I'm not that surprised either.
I thought America was the land of the free. And it's not if our president is telling us we have to buy Ins. Isn't that something like what a Dictator of a country does???? I can't help but to wonder what will be next.
looney tune

Barbourville, KY

#36 Oct 6, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Just for the record, Bin Laden is dead because the brave navy seals took him out. The village idiot(Joe Biden) is responsible for the navy seals looseing their life. He got on national t.v.and announced to the world that Navy seal 6 were the ones to take out Bin Laden. He should have been shot for telling that. That was supposed to be top secret. Dumb and dumber need their sorry ass kicked out of the country!
kinda missed the whole weapons of mass disception thing didnt you? Thats because you are not very bright, but that explains your silly comments. And we are suppose to believe who sends the seals on what chosen missions is a republitard? The ones who had no idea while toasting their selves at a fund raiser. Get a clue ,your an idiot , and change your name you embarrass the entire state of kentucky.Even better,if you dont like it here leave,several roads north and south.You want me to help you with mapquest?
Kentucky girl

United States

#37 Oct 6, 2013
looney tune wrote:
<quoted text>kinda missed the whole weapons of mass disception thing didnt you? Thats because you are not very bright, but that explains your silly comments. And we are suppose to believe who sends the seals on what chosen missions is a republitard? The ones who had no idea while toasting their selves at a fund raiser. Get a clue ,your an idiot , and change your name you embarrass the entire state of kentucky.Even better,if you dont like it here leave,several roads north and south.You want me to help you with mapquest?
You must have been watching You can take mapquest and stick it up your ass, you moron. As for weapons of mass destruction, I saw plenty of them on t.v.You must be watching the news channel that blocks everything about dumb and dumber. Just keep your pants on and give everything a little time. Everything will come clear to you soon.
looney tune

Barbourville, KY

#38 Oct 6, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text> You must have been watching You can take mapquest and stick it up your ass, you moron. As for weapons of mass destruction, I saw plenty of them on t.v.You must be watching the news channel that blocks everything about dumb and dumber. Just keep your pants on and give everything a little time. Everything will come clear to you soon.
so you're seeing things ? I thought at first you were an idiot but now I see you are suffering from some type of mental disorder..now that affordable health care is law..you may be able to get some help for that. It is obvious that you must be treating your condition with prayer,good luck with that.Please change your user name.You can use mine,it definitly fits you

“Not afraid to stand alone.”

Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#39 Oct 6, 2013
Kentucky girl wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody uses me my friend. God gave me a brain and I use it.I never said to mistreat lesbians or homosexuals. WE are to love them, but hate the sin they are doing. You need to read Lev.18: 22-24, cor.6:9-10, Romans 1:26-27.Now for the obamacare, since you sound like you are all for it you must be a die hard democrat. You cannot see any further than the word democrat. We have 4 Americans that died in Benghazi. Has our president did anything to bring anyone to justice? NO HE HAS NOT. Him and Hilary want to sweep everything under the rug and forget about it. They have blood all over their hands and I would never support someone like that.He is a MUSLUM and his obamacare is just another way of hurting the American people. You better wake up and smell the coffee. If your son or daughter had died in Benghazi im bet you would feel different. When Hiliary screamed what difference does it make now, I bet you could give her a mouthful.
I looked this up for you, had you watched the hearing as I did you would know what Clinton said. You seem to be one of those people who depend on others for information, I don't I learn it for myself. I found out a long time ago people will put their own spin on things to advance their idea's. So please educate yourself and maybe you will learn the bull you've been spouting is all wrong.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Consulate
Kentucky girl

United States

#40 Oct 6, 2013
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>I looked this up for you, had you watched the hearing as I did you would know what Clinton said. You seem to be one of those people who depend on others for information, I don't I learn it for myself. I found out a long time ago people will put their own spin on things to advance their idea's. So please educate yourself and maybe you will learn the bull you've been spouting is all wrong.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Consulate
Limberdick I have watched more hearing than you could imagine.If you had watched and read half as much as I have you wouldn't be spouting your mouth on here. Did you know old Hiliary is bi-sexual?She gets more cool whip on her tounge than old Bill ever did.I am done talking to you limberdick.

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