Kentuckians in more than half of all counties who buy insurance through HealthCare.gov next year will have a much more limited choice of doctors and hospitals. That’s because the only insurer left in Kentucky offering exchange plans in all 120 counties — Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — will only offer an HMO plan in 74 of those counties starting Jan. 1.
Sounds Good Conversations
Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.
With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.
Ohio Valley ReSource
With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems.
New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation.