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What's the Matter With Kansas? WaPo examines one party rule
What's the Matter With Kansas? WaPo examines one party rule

The Republican effort to flip the Kentucky House from Democratic rule to GOP makes this Washington Post story "In Kansas, embattled Governor Brownback's mixed record is case study in GOP control" especially timely.

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ACA cuts uninsured KY numbers in half
ACA cuts uninsured KY numbers in half

Congressman John Yarmuth: "Mr. Speaker, my home state of Kentucky has been a national model for how the Affordable Care Act can succeed. Through Kynect, our state exchange, more than 413,000 Kentuckians have gotten health insurance – nearly 310,000 of them for the first time....

Mr. Speaker, overall, in just six months, the Affordable Care Act reduced the total number of uninsured Kentuckians by nearly half..."

For full text of remarks and larger maps, follow the jump.

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New Access to Health Care Will Be an Economic Driver

8/6/14 Editor's Update: According to a Gallup poll released this week, Kentucky’s uninsured rate dropped from 20.4 percent in 2013 to 11.9 percent halfway through 2014 for an 8.5 percent decline.

That's the second-sharpest decline in the uninsured rate of adults since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January 2014.

 ...While some are spinning a false doomsday scenario about these trends—claiming it will mean unmanageable costs to the state—the real story is about the progress Kentucky will make by improving health, increasing family economic security and creating new health care jobs...

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