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Kentucky Republicans are determined to kill Medicaid

BEVERLY, Kentucky — When a federal ... in Floyd County and had never had health insurance until the Affordable Care Act was enacted. “Poor people have health problems like rich people, but I mean we j... read more

India is no place for health care innovation, but “doctorpreneurs” are making it happen

After all, India’s performance on many health metrics has been abysmal. Per capita spending on health in 2014 was just $75 ... of 1.2 billion people, and 90% of them are poor and uninsured. Uninsured ... read more

The Health 202: Trump White House finds new reason to target Medicaid

Kentucky was primed to be the first to implement the requirements before a federal judge ruled just a few weeks ... you have people who understand that we need to [change] the minimum wage to a living ... read more

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CATHERINE CLABBY: What happens to N.C. adults excluded from health insurance, a case study

His longtime lack of health insurance made getting ... limited to people making 133 percent of the poverty income, currently $21,892 for a family of two, or more. Medicaid expansion was supposed to ta... read more

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at a June health insurance industry gathering ... That could lead to poor people being charged more, making it harder for them to get the care they need, she said. Emp... read more

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Dental and vision care benefits ... for Health and Family Services and was welcomed by the administration's critics. "This was poor policy from the very beginning," said Sheila Schuster, a longtime Ke... read more

Report inspires new school in East Texas for public health professionals

“We have people with really poor health in our region ... Smith County made headlines recently for its high infant mortality rates, the most of any within the state. Many expectant mothers are going w... read more

Opportunities, Not Incentives, Drive PCPs to Do Better

Before I go, I need to get something off my (nerdy) chest. As a family physician in the trenches, I routinely see blatantly poor medical care in the history of my new patients. Far too many people get ... read more

Politics over Profit: When Is It Right to Turn Away Customers?

“Blanket appeals to civility or to what you’re entitled to when you disagree aren’t going to get ... that just as no one forced Davis to become a public servant with an obligation to respect the right... read more

'Child care deserts' are leaving rural parents with few options

A large, well-regarded day care in her town of Hazard, Kentucky had just shut ... was gonna get off. It was always a 'what-if' situation." That's a common feeling for parents across America, where qua... read more

Trump selling bad health plan

President Donald Trump is coming to Louisville Monday to tout a plan that doesn’t just roll back access to health care for ... is defaulting on a commitment made a half-century ago to care for our mos... read more

Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’

My father, a white man and lifelong construction worker who labors alongside immigrants and people ... made him sick. “What’s so special about the royals?” he told me over the phone from a cheap motel ... read more

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