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Governor announces plan to return to state-based health care exchange

Program would begin in January 2022
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Signature cutting more than 100 jobs, blames state; governor responds

Company says state hasn't shared some federal funds
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Financial help available for low-income families

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of...
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88 news cases, seven deaths; Beshear dismisses ‘open now’ protests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - With a noisy crowd (listen to the attached video) chanting and protesting outside his briefing room, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear...

Medicaid recipients get expanded phone use, telehealth services

WellCare of Kentucky is expanding phone service and minutes to its Medicaid recipients in April as part of an expansion of telehealth services in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Federal declaration helps local governments, benefits expanded

Federal declaration offers financial help to state and local governments.
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Ninth death, 92 new cases, 394 total; Lowe’s, Wal Mart, others warned

Tough news, governor says, federal disaster declaration approved, unemployment, Medicaid changes made, some businesses warned.
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VIRUS UPDATES: More Toyota delays, Appalachian Health changes, Horsepark closings, RFT cuts service; food...

Toyota shutdown; Appalachian Regional Health. Kentucky Horsepark, Daily running list of updates on critical services, organized assistance efforts

Drug bill, liquor-by-mail, criminal justice reform approved

State lawmakers finalized a bill to cut out the middle man in some drug claims; House OKs liquor legislation.

EMS funding bill advances to Senate

A bill that would allow Kentucky’s struggling emergency medical services statewide to benefit from enhanced federal Medicaid payments for ground ambulance runs has passed the Kentucky House.
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Senate OKs bill to limit companies running Medicaid program

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to limit to three the number of managed care organizations hired by the state to run its massive Medicaid program.

Kentucky lawmakers advance Medicaid-related bills

A Kentucky Senate committee has two bills aimed at shaking up the inner workings of the state's Medicaid program.
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Beshear backs spending increases for education, health care

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in his first budget plan.

Governor Beshear rebidding medicaid managed care contracts

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Monday that he is cancelling and rebidding the state's Medicaid managed care contracts.
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Passport Health Plan not given new KY contract for Medicaid

The Bevin administration has dropped Louisville’s Passport Health Plan in awarding $8 billion annually in Medicaid contracts.

Medicaid eligibility expands with K-HIPP

K-HIPP helps Kentuckians pay the cost of an employer-sponsored health insurance plan.

Beshear defends Medicaid expansion

Democrat Andy Beshear has offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion.

New GOP ad takes on Beshear on health care issue

A new Republican attack ad is slamming Democrat Andy Beshear for backing the Affordable Care Act and opposing Gov. Matt Bevin's efforts to impose work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

Employees protest outside Pineville Community Hospital

Employees at Pineville Community Hospital protested outside the facility Wednesday as they and the hospital face an uncertain future.

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