FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A tea party activist has filed a lawsuit in Frankfort, challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.
David Adams said in the lawsuit filed Monday, Beshear created the exchange without necessary legislative approval. Adams is asking a judge to order work on the exchange to cease.
Beshear ordered the creation of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange to help more than 600,000 uninsured Kentuckians arrange coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Kentucky is one of 17 states the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved to build their own exchanges, to provide one-stop shopping for health insurance. Open enrollment begins Oct. 1 and the exchange starts operation next Jan. 1.
The web site below will take you to the KY Health Benefit Exchange fact sheet.