healthcare

Health
3:12 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say House Bill 1 Already Having Positive Impact

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The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. 

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Thu July 12, 2012

the morning cram [cinder block edition]

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From NPR: AIDS researchers, policymakers and advocates are increasingly convinced that treating HIV is one of the best ways of preventing its spread.

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Afternoon Update
3:59 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12

The Arab Spring put the project on hold, but by October 2011, Tunisia's newly instated government provided the permits necessary for the renovation to begin.
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Today on NPR: When Star Wars fans saw that the dwelling in the Tunisian desert was decaying, they jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it. A call on Facebook to help restore the sandy igloo first featured in Episode IV: A New Hope netted $11,000.

Rising Temps:

Ten counties in our area have opened cooling stations.

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Government
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to repeal the health care law and they’re getting assistance from some powerful Kentucky lawmakers. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. He says he’s leading his conference into political battle over the health care law.

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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Governor, Health Secretary Release Statements on ACA Ruling

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and the head of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the state will move forward with setting up a health benefit exchange in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Affordable Care Act. 

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Healthcare
11:38 am
Wed June 27, 2012

AMA Will Continue to Lobby for Poor and Uninsured No Matter SCOTUS Decision

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Whatever decision the U.S. Supreme Court hands down on Thursday regarding the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association says it will continue to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured.

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Morning Cram
9:39 am
Tue June 19, 2012

the morning cram [all the single fellas edition]

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NPR reports more and more dad's are going it alone, choosing to be single fathers.

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Business
9:29 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Family homes may be used to pay for TennCare

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled the state can go after the houses and property of people who have died, even property left to family members, if money is owed for end-of-life care.  

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Healthcare
3:19 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Senator Denton Says Lawmakers May Kick CoventryCares out of State Medicaid

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Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

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Morning Cram
8:29 am
Tue March 27, 2012

the morning cram [you don't have to help anybody...that's what this country's all about edition]

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Do you have to buy health insurance? That's for the Court to decide.

NPR reports the US Supreme Court heads into a second day of hearings with healthcare reform in the balance. 

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