health care http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Health Organization Starts Grant Program to Fight Chronic Diseases http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-health-organization-starts-grant-program-fight-chronic-diseases <p>The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is hoping a new five-year grant program will reduce the spread of chronic diseases in Kentucky. The foundation will give three million dollars to ten different communities to help fight illnesses among children. Targeted maladies include cancer, diabetes and heart disease, all of which are prevalent in the commonwealth. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:30:45 +0000 20227 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Health Organization Starts Grant Program to Fight Chronic Diseases Kentucky's Mental, Behavioral Health Centers Prepare for Influx of Newly-Insured Patients http://wkyufm.org/post/kentuckys-mental-behavioral-health-centers-prepare-influx-newly-insured-patients <p>As Kentucky officials continue to implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, doctors are preparing for a rush of new patients in every sector of the health care industry. Seven Counties Services CEO Tony Zipple says at least 25 percent of uninsured Americans have behavioral issues that need attention. And once the Affordable Care Act takes effect, he's expecting to see a flood of newly-insured patients seeking treatments. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:24:28 +0000 19748 at http://wkyufm.org Poll: Almost Half of Kentuckians Oppose Affordable Care Act, While Supporting Key Provisions http://wkyufm.org/post/poll-almost-half-kentuckians-oppose-affordable-care-act-while-supporting-key-provisions <p>A <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120917/NEWS0106/309180018/" target="_blank">new Courier-Journal Bluegrass poll </a>shows a near majority of Kentuckians oppose President Obama’s health care law, with a clear majority against the mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. But that same poll indicates overwhelming support for several key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:59:13 +0000 Kevin Willis 19344 at http://wkyufm.org Poll: Almost Half of Kentuckians Oppose Affordable Care Act, While Supporting Key Provisions Owensboro Medical Health System Will Keep Part of Current Building Intact, Demolish Other Part http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-medical-health-system-will-keep-part-current-building-intact-demolish-other-part <p>Owensboro Medical Health System plans to raze part of its existing facilities as it prepares to open a new hospital next year. OMHS will continue to use four of its existing buildings, including the Mitchell Cancer Center, the Breckenridge medical office building, the emergency department building, and a parking garage. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 18673 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Medical Health System Will Keep Part of Current Building Intact, Demolish Other Part Kentucky Now Has State-Run Health Insurance Exchange http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-now-has-state-run-health-insurance-exchange <p>Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up marketplaces in which residents can buy private insurance or sign up for Medicaid. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:52:06 +0000 15767 at http://wkyufm.org