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FrontPage News

Governor wants Passport to get its act together - yesterday

Passport is a Medicaid provider that serves Jefferson and 16 counties surrounding it. Passport is the privatized version of what the state does directly in other regions for health care for poor people. Up until recently, Passport was considered the best thing for controlling health care. There was talk of expanding the program or creating clone companies to duplicate its business.

That was until Auditor Crit Luallen found that Passport execs were going bye - bye in the big ole airplane and using limos when they got to their desirable destination, putting money into the pot for lobbying efforts and other equally un-healthcare related spending...

Obviously, this is embarassing to the current administration (that is looking for a second term). So the Governor is stepping in to try to mop up the mess they left on the second floor of the Capitol (right outside his office) 

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Politics & Government


Commissioner orders open enrollment in January


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2010) –  Kentucky Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark today ordered all insurers selling in the commonwealth’s individual health insurance market to offer an annual open enrollment period in January for Kentuckians under age 19...

...Clark’s report on the hearing concluded that the decision by insurers to cease offering “child-only” policies is a violation of state law and results in unfair discrimination to those under age 19 who want to purchase individual health insurance since those in the same age category could purchase guaranteed renewable coverage prior to Sept. 23 or are receiving health benefits as a dependent...

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Kentucky Governor Acknowledges Soldier Sacrifice

November 18, 2010
November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010 - Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of five Fort Campbell soldiers who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

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