Mental Health America
MHA-Kentucky serves to advance
- wellness and mental health
- effective evidence-based treatment for mental illnesses
- respect for people with psychiatric disabilities
- supports for hope and recovery
MHA-Kentucky envisions a day in the Commonwealth when:
- There is no more stigma in mental illness than physical illness;
- The majority of Kentuckians understand that mental illness is treatable;
- All those who want and need treatment have treatment; and
- Treatment is respectful, safe, and affordable.
Our mission is:
To improve the accessibility and quality of mental health and substance use services through advocacy with local, state and federal policy-makers, education of the public, and promotion of research-based practices among providers.
We pursue our mission:
Supported by a culturally and geographically diverse board of directors; consistent with research into the prevention and treatment of mental illness; in partnership with other mental health organizations: and through affiliation with the national association, Mental Health America.
Gov. Beshear Launches kynect:
Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection
Press Release Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Revision Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Contact Information: Kerri Richardson
Health Benefit Exchange will connect Kentuckians with health insurance, assistance
FRANKFORT, Ky.- Governor Steve Beshear today announced the launch of public education and awareness efforts for the state’s health benefit exchange, called kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.
Kentuckians can visit the website at kynect.ky.gov to learn more about the program, which is expected to help more than 600,000 uninsured Kentuckians get coverage through private insurance plans or Medicaid and the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP).
“When I issued an executive order last year creating a state-based health benefit exchange, I did so to ensure that our health benefit exchange would be designed to best meet the unique needs of Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear. “Today I am pleased to introduce kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection to the state. Individuals, families and small businesses will be able to use kynect for one-stop shopping to find health coverage and determine if they are eligible for payment assistance or tax credits to help cover costs.”
Open enrollment for individuals seeking to purchase insurance through kynect begins Oct. 1 and runs through March 31, 2014, with coverage beginning as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment for small businesses also begins Oct. 1, but businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be able to choose to enroll employees in plans offered through kynect at any point after that date. To read press release
To Know More: A Healthier Kentucky: The Facts on ACA and Medicaid Expansion