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Wednesday, May 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
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April 24, 2013 (The Lexington Herald-Leader) Kentucky officials have no intention of moving state workers into a soon-to-be-operational health care exchange, even though lawmakers in one western state are considering such a move.

Washington state lawmakers are looking to move some government workers out of a state-sponsored health plan and into an exchange developed under President Barack Obama's health care law. Budget writers believe the shift, which could affect thousands of state employees and education workers, would save that state $120 million over the next two years. It would push more health care costs onto the federal government and has raised concerns among public employees.

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet spokeswoman Crystal Staley said there is no such move afoot in Kentucky. Staley said the exchange is set up for small employers, making state government ineligible to participate.


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