Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

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A health advocacy group in Kentucky is reacting to the health care plan approved by the Republican-controlled U.S. House. The bill dismantles core aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including the employer and individual mandates.

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Nearly seven in 10 Kentucky adults know who to contact for services or treatment for depression.

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A Kentucky Health Issues Poll has revealed that 12 percent of state households with children keep their firearms unlocked and loaded.

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The number of emergency room visits in Kentucky hasn’t gone up much since Medicaid expanded or people started getting coverage on the individual market. That’s according to a new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Kentucky has earned the unhealthy distinction of being the fifth “fattest” state in the U.S.  

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new study shows fewer Kentucky adults are delaying or skipping medical care because of cost concerns.

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The percentage of Kentucky workers enrolled in high-deductible health insurance plans increased by nearly six times between 2006 and 2014.  A report released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows the growth of those plans is nationwide. 

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Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He will assume the role in September.

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A new, wide-ranging health poll shows that opinion remains split on the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, with most unfavorable opinions coming from northern and western parts of the state. Those areas also happen to have the highest rates of uninsured in the state.

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According to the latest results released from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 85 percent of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school campuses.

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