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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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A majority of Kentucky adults favor raising the legal age to buy tobacco products, according to a poll released Monday. 

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More Kentuckians are supportive of higher insurance rates for smokers than for those who are obese, according to a new health issues poll.

The Foundation for a Health Kentucky conducted the study which found a majority of non smokers and former smokers agree higher rates are justifiable for smokers.

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Kentuckians are split when it comes to taxing soft drinks to pay for school nutrition and physical activity programs, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that 51 percent of respondents favor taxing soda and sugary drinks.

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