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A new report from the national health organization Families USA is praising the ability of almost 1 million Kentuckians to buy insurance in the coming years despite their pre-existing conditions.

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

Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12

Jul 2, 2012
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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.

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Ten counties in our area have opened cooling stations.

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

Jul 2, 2012

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.

Governor, Health Secretary Release Statements on ACA Ruling

Jun 28, 2012

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

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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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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