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LouisvilleKY Mayor reminds people the Affordable Care Act is still the law, open enrollment starts this week

Enrollment period is shorter this year and ends Dec. 15. ‘Don’t wait,’ Mayor says LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined agency officials and public health advocates to remind those without health insurance that they can enroll for a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The open enrollment period is much shorter than in years past, ending on Dec. 15. “With all the news about what’s been going on and not going on in Washington in regard to the Affordable Care Act, people may not realize that they can still enroll,”…

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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.

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Healthcare battle brewing between Bevin and Beshear

Louisville, Ky., – Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear doesn’t like what his successor is planning to do to the Commonwealth’s health care program. In a press conference today in Louisville, Beshear announced a “Save Kentucky Healthcare” online campaign aimed at stopping Governor Matt Bevin in his plans to dismantle Beshear’s executive orders to expand Kentucky’s Medicaid program and establish Kynect, a state-operated exchange made possible through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Here is the mission statement on Save Kentucky Healthcare’s website:   Save Kentucky Healthcare, an effort led by former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, is committed to continuing Kentucky’s dramatic…