‘Brain dead’ law denies state lawmakers constitutional control of Obamacare spending

Tea-party activists led by Jessamine County’s David Adams recently filed lawsuits in Franklin Circuit Court challenging Gov. Steve Beshear’s arrogant use of executive power to force Kentuckians to participate in the federal health-care boondoggle known as “Obamacare.” Beshear claims he has the right to create a government-run health exchange and expand Kentucky’s Medicaid rolls –…

Obamacare comes to Kentucky: When federal money runs out, what then?

There’s not much protection – and even less affordability – for Kentuckians in President Obama’s misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” Temporarily, Kentucky may be able to afford it – only because the federal government is waving dollars in front of cash-hungry politicians. But in the long run, Obamacare will…

Bill would let Kentucky school districts buy health insurance for school board members

I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around the thinking in House Bill 283. This bill would allow locally elected school board members join the health care plan their school district offers to employees at taxpayer expense. That is problematic. For one thing, local school board members are not full time – or even part time…

Bluegrass Beacon: Small business owner: ‘Obamacare’ bad for Kentucky

By Jim Waters When Dennis Budlove arrived at the Fern Terrace personal long-term care facility in Bowling Green nine months ago, he said “I felt like I came home.” But will Budlove, 50, who suffers both physical and psychological problems, still have a home in 2014? If Obamacare’s employer mandates remain unchanged, 4,000 residents in…

‘Stop Obamacare Rally’

‘Stop Obamacare Rally’ will be held on the front steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will protest the federal government’s regulatory overreach as contained in its Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and includes an individual…