health care http://wkms.org en Poll: Three in Ten Kentucky Adults Went Without Health Insurance in 2013 http://wkms.org/post/poll-three-ten-kentucky-adults-went-without-health-insurance-2013 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">An annual statewide poll shows that one-quarter of Kentucky adults are without health insurance.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. That group's President and CEO, Susan Zepeda, says an even higher number of adults in the commonwealth was without coverage for at least part of 2013.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:16:31 +0000 Kevin Willis 38019 at http://wkms.org Poll: Three in Ten Kentucky Adults Went Without Health Insurance in 2013 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Delayed for MSU Employees http://wkms.org/post/health-insurance-open-enrollment-delayed-msu-employees <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 13px; line-height: 26px;">Murray State University employees will have to wait a little longer in order to sign up for open enrollment for their health plans.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:24:35 +0000 John Null 36183 at http://wkms.org Health Insurance Open Enrollment Delayed for MSU Employees Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-spirit-exits-ky-medicaid-managed-care-program <p>Medicaid managed care organization Kentucky Spirit has officially exited the commonwealth, leaving health officials with approximately 125,000 members to transfer to other MCOs.</p><p>The move occurred in the early morning hours Saturday after the Kentucky Court of Appeals had previously denied the state’s emergency motion for a mandatory injunction to keep Kentucky Spirit from leaving.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:19:44 +0000 John Null 32938 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program KY offers new health survey to assess health needs http://wkms.org/post/ky-offers-new-health-survey-assess-health-needs <p>The Kentucky Department for Public Health is asking citizens to complete an <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=aH4gcsCrBtmLF3DCIJ%2bDxfzcYIzYcoV%2bzgdRD2xBbdY%3d#q1">online survey</a> to help officials put together a state health improvement plan.&nbsp; The survey asks participants to prioritize areas where they believe more resources should be committed.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:47:16 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 32927 at http://wkms.org KY offers new health survey to assess health needs Medi-Share Resumes Operations http://wkms.org/post/medi-share-resumes-operations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 12pt; line-height: 32px; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Kentucky residents can take part in a Christian-only medical risk sharing plan starting&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_681762794" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">tomorrow&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 26px;">thanks to new state legislation.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:37:17 +0000 Drew Adams 32443 at http://wkms.org Medi-Share Resumes Operations Baptist Health Madisonville Launches New Health Care Model http://wkms.org/post/baptist-health-madisonville-launches-new-health-care-model <p>Madisonville's Baptist Health center is the company’s first location to adopt a new model for its primary care centers to try to better educate residents and increase efficiency. The Patient-Centered Home Care model introduces new focus on team treatment that helps prepare residents for the world of medicine by pooling the staff's individual roles together so that each patient is treated by a team of physicians rather than one. Baptist Health officials say this type of care ensures nothing is missed in the patient's care. Thu, 02 May 2013 20:49:56 +0000 Rob Canning 31333 at http://wkms.org Baptist Health Madisonville Launches New Health Care Model Health Care Compact Fails in Tennessee House Committee http://wkms.org/post/health-care-compact-fails-tennessee-house-committee <p></p><p>A measure that would allow Tennessee to approach Congress about forming its own health care system has failed this year. The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon failed with a 9 - 9 House Insurance and Banking Committee vote Tuesday. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28283 at http://wkms.org Health Care Compact Fails in Tennessee House Committee Easter Seals Announce Child Care Program http://wkms.org/post/easter-seals-announce-child-care-program <p>Easter Seals West Kentucky is opening a new regional program for children with special health care needs. The group kicks off “The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky,” Friday in Paducah. It's the first Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program in western Kentucky. The new program opens facilities to give daytime nursing care to medically fragile children.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:53:28 +0000 Whitney Jones 23667 at http://wkms.org Easter Seals Announce Child Care Program