Kentucky legislative committee delays vote on creating health insurance exchange [Lexington Herald-Leader]
|By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Even if the committee votes against creating an exchange at a special meeting in September, the controversial part of President
But Finance Secretary
Nevertheless, many Republicans expressed reluctance to vote on the issue without having more information about the exchange and its cost. The exchange, set to begin operation
Carrie Banaham, executive director of Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, told legislators Wednesday that the exchange will be "basically a marketplace or venue for people to purchase insurance."
The first year of the exchange will be paid for by the federal government, Banaham said. It will cost
But Republican legislators said they were concerned about future costs. Banaham and
If the state does not start its own exchange, the federal government will start an exchange for
At first Burch did not accept Wuchner's motion to table the issue. A legislative committee must vote up or down on executive order within 60 days. The next meeting for the
The committee agreed via a voice vote.
In September, the Health and
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