health care

Government
4:03 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Rolls Out Health Care Plan

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is rolling out his new program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseeans currently uninsured or who have limited options.

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Government
3:53 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Rural Health Care Gets National Funding Boost for Telemedicine, Education Efforts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a round of funding for several health care and education projects in Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Illinois to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

On a media call today Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said people in rural areas paid more and had less access to health care before the Affordable Care Act passed.

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Society
7:30 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Region Sees Budget Cuts to Health Departments

Health Departments in the region are preparing to deal with a $6 million cut from state block grant funding.

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Health
11:16 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Poll: Three in Ten Kentucky Adults Went Without Health Insurance in 2013

An annual statewide poll shows that one-quarter of Kentucky adults are without health insurance.

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.

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Health Care
3:24 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Delayed for MSU Employees

Murray State University employees will have to wait a little longer in order to sign up for open enrollment for their health plans.

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Health Care
12:19 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program

Medicaid managed care organization Kentucky Spirit has officially exited the commonwealth, leaving health officials with approximately 125,000 members to transfer to other MCOs.

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.

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Government
6:47 am
Wed July 10, 2013

KY offers new health survey to assess health needs

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health is asking citizens to complete an online survey to help officials put together a state health improvement plan.  The survey asks participants to prioritize areas where they believe more resources should be committed. 

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Business
3:37 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Medi-Share Resumes Operations

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  Kentucky residents can take part in a Christian-only medical risk sharing plan starting tomorrow thanks to new state legislation.

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Healthcare
3:49 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Baptist Health Madisonville Launches New Health Care Model

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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.

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2013 TN General Assembly
8:17 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Health Care Compact Fails in Tennessee House Committee

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.

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