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  A new report shows the impact of drug deaths on Kentucky’s overall health. The commonwealth has the second-highest rate of drug deaths in the nation, according to a recent report published by United Healthcare Foundation.

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A new study from the Commonwealth Fund finds the number of people in Kentucky who don’t have health insurance continues to decline since the provisions of the Affordable Care Act fully went into effect in 2014. Despite these gains, a separate report of nationwide health rankings showed Kentucky falls near the bottom in terms of health outcomes.

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Kentucky has made some progress in improving the health of its citizens. The proof is found in some recent national ratings.

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The United Health Foundation has again ranked Kentucky among the nation’s most unhealthy states. The foundation’s annual America’s Health Rankings put Kentucky at 44th healthiest, the same as last year’s findings.