Get Covered Kentucky . Understanding the Affordable Care Act. Welcome. Regan Hunt, MPA Executive Director of Kentucky Voices for Health. Introduction. Daniel Glaser, MPH Western Kentucky University. Introduction and Overview.
Understanding the Affordable Care Act
Regan Hunt, MPA
Executive Director of Kentucky Voices for Health
Daniel Glaser, MPH
Western Kentucky University
On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your overall level
of comfort explaining the Affordable Care Act to others?
Approximately how many Kentuckians currently lack health insurance?
a) 310,000 b) 460,000 c) 550,000 d) 640,000
The answer is d
There are an estimated 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians!
640,000 uninsured Kentuckians = 17.5% of population under the age of 65
Agree or Disagree: The biggest challenge facing implementation of the A.C.A. is getting uninsured Americans to take the necessary steps to obtain coverage.
a) Agree. I think this is the hardest part of implementation.
b) Disagree. I think there are greater challenges out there.
Thanks for answering!
In my opinion, the biggest concern most Kentuckians have with the A.C.A. is…
a) Its overall cost to the state government
b) Its cost to individuals / families
c) Its overall effect on the quality of healthcare in Kentucky
d) Its effect on the number of healthcare options available
Myth #1: “The Bill has not withstood its legal challenges / has been struck down”
Myth #2: “The government is going to make me drop / change my existing coverage”
Myth #3: “Expanding Medicaid will bankrupt Kentucky”
Myth #4: “This Exchange is not private insurance, but ‘Medicaid for the middle class’”
Myth #5: “The government is going to use my private information against me”
Myth #6: Exchange will offer only “Limited coverage options”
Myth #7: “This will lead to high-cost / unaffordable premiums”
Myth #8: “ I have employer-based insurance, so I don’t benefit from the A.C.A.”