Governor Beshear......great job!

Governor Beshear......great job!

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zipyourlip

London, KY

#1 Oct 30, 2013
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/how-kentucky-... While most of red state America Governors play kabuki theater politically with those they serve, Governor Beshear deserves credit for doing his job to serve his constituents. It's great to have adults with no ax to grind working for the people who elected them, not against them. Bravo Governor!
Runner

Toledo, OH

#2 Oct 30, 2013
Yes, it's nice to see Kentucky at the top of a list for once. We'll done governor!
Paul Revere

Manchester, KY

#4 Oct 30, 2013
Yeah! Great job Steve'o! You've managed to put 21,000 of the 26k that went thru the KY Exchange into Medicaid! So, when the Medicaid subsidy in Obamacare ends...who pays for all those new Medicaid enrollees?

And a damn fine job Stevie has done standing up to Obama on the EPA regulatory crackdown directed at coal producers and coal-fired plants! That'll help Kentuckians, Steve. Keep up the good work!
lol

Jeffersonville, IN

#5 Oct 30, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
Yeah! Great job Steve'o! You've managed to put 21,000 of the 26k that went thru the KY Exchange into Medicaid! So, when the Medicaid subsidy in Obamacare ends...who pays for all those new Medicaid enrollees?
And a damn fine job Stevie has done standing up to Obama on the EPA regulatory crackdown directed at coal producers and coal-fired plants! That'll help Kentuckians, Steve. Keep up the good work!
But they would qualify for Medicaid regardless. Any governor would be a fool to turn down the billions being offered by the federal government.

That is why Republican governor John Kasich, Bill O'Reilly's stand-in, also took the federal money up on Ohio.
puke bag

London, KY

#6 Oct 30, 2013
lol wrote:
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But they would qualify for Medicaid regardless. Any governor would be a fool to turn down the billions being offered by the federal government.
That is why Republican governor John Kasich, Bill O'Reilly's stand-in, also took the federal money up on Ohio.
254 million bucks----------really
maybe

Jeffersonville, IN

#7 Oct 30, 2013
When federal funds runs out, we the taxpayer will be screwed. Stevo will be out of office and someone else will have to clean up the mess!!!

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#8 Oct 31, 2013
I think he has done a good job, over all.
old timer

Somerset, KY

#9 Oct 31, 2013
Do you know him? I lived next to him in Clark County. He isn't smart enough to come in out of the rain!!!!!!!!

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#10 Oct 31, 2013
old timer wrote:
Do you know him? I lived next to him in Clark County. He isn't smart enough to come in out of the rain!!!!!!!!
Maybe that is why he has done a decent job. Did you know any of the people running for president? As a rule we never get to meet the politicians.
He may have thought the same about you.
haha

Pineville, KY

#11 Oct 31, 2013
old timer wrote:
Do you know him? I lived next to him in Clark County. He isn't smart enough to come in out of the rain!!!!!!!!
I bet a lot of people say that just because of his thick accent.

Always seemed like a stand-up guy to me.
Paul Revere

London, KY

#12 Oct 31, 2013
lol wrote:
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But they would qualify for Medicaid regardless. Any governor would be a fool to turn down the billions being offered by the federal government.
That is why Republican governor John Kasich, Bill O'Reilly's stand-in, also took the federal money up on Ohio.
So you're saying the 21,000 people that have been placed into Medicaid in KY could have already been receiving care thru that agency? If true then only 5,000 people in KY have been insured thru the exchange.

My next question is why did we have to wreck a large majority of the nations health insurance just to cover the 30-40 million who were not insured? That's about 10% of the population. Wouldn't it have been easier to simply subsidize those folks directly rather than screwing with EVERYONE'S insurance plans???

A further question is who gets the bill when government subsidies for Medicaid under Obamacare start being scaled back? I think we know the answer to that question.
well

Pineville, KY

#13 Oct 31, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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So you're saying the 21,000 people that have been placed into Medicaid in KY could have already been receiving care thru that agency? If true then only 5,000 people in KY have been insured thru the exchange.
Yes, many were eligible for Medicaid and didn't even know it. An individual making $19-20K qualifies; that is a huge majority of workers here in Kentucky!
Paul Revere wrote:
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My next question is why did we have to wreck a large majority of the nations health insurance just to cover the 30-40 million who were not insured? That's about 10% of the population. Wouldn't it have been easier to simply subsidize those folks directly rather than screwing with EVERYONE'S insurance plans???
Seems I recall they tried that, and many in Congress wouldn't go along. Some Democrats even floated the idea of simply expanding Medicare to cover those 30-40 million uninsured and Republicans threw a fit.

The insurance industry opposed any measure that didn't include an individual mandate, since that guarantees them millions of new customers. Once the individual mandate was added to the bill, it passed Congress.
Paul Revere wrote:
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A further question is who gets the bill when government subsidies for Medicaid under Obamacare start being scaled back? I think we know the answer to that question.
Probably the same people who pays for the NSA to spy on us and foreign aid to Israel and Egypt.

I can think of many worse ways for the government to blow taxpayer dollars than on Medicaid.

“Not afraid to stand alone.”

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Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#14 Oct 31, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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So you're saying the 21,000 people that have been placed into Medicaid in KY could have already been receiving care thru that agency? If true then only 5,000 people in KY have been insured thru the exchange.
My next question is why did we have to wreck a large majority of the nations health insurance just to cover the 30-40 million who were not insured? That's about 10% of the population. Wouldn't it have been easier to simply subsidize those folks directly rather than screwing with EVERYONE'S insurance plans???
A further question is who gets the bill when government subsidies for Medicaid under Obamacare start being scaled back? I think we know the answer to that question.
The state has always paid a percentage of Medicaid.
lol

Pineville, KY

#15 Oct 31, 2013
old timer wrote:
Do you know him? I lived next to him in Clark County. He isn't smart enough to come in out of the rain!!!!!!!!
well apparently he knew enough to get out for a little bit and win a 2nd term in office!! what do you do for an encore?
Infested

Somerset, KY

#16 Oct 31, 2013
It doesn't mess --negatively-- with any insurance plans you previously were on. It makes insurance companies give us good rates and they can't deny us coverage. There isn't any more denial based on previous conditions. How is that bad?
Paul Revere

London, KY

#17 Nov 1, 2013
Infested wrote:
It doesn't mess --negatively-- with any insurance plans you previously were on. It makes insurance companies give us good rates and they can't deny us coverage. There isn't any more denial based on previous conditions. How is that bad?
What the hell are you smoking???
Have you even read a paper, watched the news over the last 2 weeks? Millions are having their insurance policies...that they were perfectly happy with...cancelled!
Where are these "good rates" you speak of? Most are seeing their rates go up anywhere from 40%-80% while deductibles also rise. Those getting thrown into Medicaid run the risk of losing their doctor because he opts not to participate in the program. And if he can't get reimbursed, why should he participate?
And regarding pre-existing conditions...do you also think that after your house catches fire and burns you should still be able to buy a homeowners policy and file a claim?
Paul Revere

London, KY

#18 Nov 1, 2013
Lots of interesting info on the sudden rush on Medicaid...

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/10/25/video-m...

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#19 Nov 1, 2013
Let us look at this in a different light.
In a few years when the government desides the insurance companys are gouging the american public. The government will take over the medical portion of our insurance. Instead of giving your money to the insurance companies, you will be giving it to the Government. Just like mediacare, or mediacade. Hey, we are hooked.
Love that "FREE CORN"
Oh, yes I forgot social security.
It is called control of us as "free" americans.
"Hey masiser" can I have my food for da day? That be the next generations expections.
lol

Jeffersonville, IN

#20 Nov 1, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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What the hell are you smoking???
Have you even read a paper, watched the news over the last 2 weeks? Millions are having their insurance policies...that they were perfectly happy with...cancelled!
Free market; if insurance companies want to cancel policies that is their prerogative.
truth

London, KY

#21 Nov 1, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
Let us look at this in a different light.
In a few years when the government desides the insurance companys are gouging the american public. The government will take over the medical portion of our insurance. Instead of giving your money to the insurance companies, you will be giving it to the Government. Just like mediacare, or mediacade. Hey, we are hooked.
Love that "FREE CORN"
Oh, yes I forgot social security.
It is called control of us as "free" americans.
"Hey masiser" can I have my food for da day? That be the next generations expections.
Its here, just without Sir, Masier!
Now the new generation White, blacks, and swirls are same I DESERVE IT ALL! when I was growing up and raising family the harder you worked physical or PLANNED the BETTER you became!
Now its (how) you use the system!

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