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Posted on Feb 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

Ex-Kentucky Insurance CFO Gets 37 Months for Embezzlement, Tax Evasion
Insurance Journal
A former chief financial officer of a Louisville insurance company has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for tax evasion and embezzlement. A federal judge ordered 63-year-old Sylvia R. Smith to pay $674,093 in restitution during the ...


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Posted on Feb 16, 2018 (2 days ago)

The Courier-Journal

Lawmakers want to slash Kentucky's unemployment checks ... to motivate the jobless
The Courier-Journal
“Unemployment insurance is a lifeline for Kentuckians who face job loss,” according to a report by the Berea-based Kentucky Center for Economic Policy last week. The bill, that report says, “would worsen the harm to individuals and communities that ...


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Posted on Feb 12, 2018 (6 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Kentucky hopes website will track Medicaid work requirements
ModernHealthcare.com
Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid, and now it has to do something arguably more daring: Build a mobile-friendly website that works. This summer, the state will require many people who get taxpayer-funded health ...

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Posted on Feb 16, 2018 (2 days ago)

Lexington Herald Leader

Critics say UK abused power by having state collect debts. Judge orders it to stop.
Lexington Herald Leader
A few years back, Sarah Moore got behind on some bills from University of Kentucky HealthCare because of a late reimbursement from Medicaid. Eventually, UK referred the matter to the Kentucky Department of Revenue, and they began to take money out of ...


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Posted today (14 hours ago)

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

Lawmakers want to slash Kentucky's unemployment checks ... to ...
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
FRANKFORT, Ky. – One premise behind a bill pending in the Kentucky House that would roll back long-established unemployment benefits is that limiting benefits will motivate laid-off workers to try harder to find a job. Instead of getting unemployment ...
Kentucky bill would motivate jobless to find work, proponents say ...Fox News

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018 (5 days ago)

FierceHealthcare

Nevada plans to ditch Healthcare.gov; Kentucky building website to track Medicaid work requirements
FierceHealthcare
... was meant to consolidate all of Kentucky's assistance programs and ended up accidentally sending people messages that their benefits had been canceled. “We all know that Benefind was a total train wreck,” Democratic state Rep. Jim Wayne said ...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Kentucky Medicaid enrollees sue to block work requirement waiver
ModernHealthcare.com
Groups representing Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries sued the federal government Wednesday to block the state from implementing its Medicaid waiver program that includes a work requirement. The proposed class action complaint alleges the changes, which ...
US sued over approval of Kentucky Medicaid work provisionsReuters
Kentucky enrollees, advocates, file lawsuit against Medicaid work requirementHealthcare Finance News
Kentucky's Medicaid CrueltyLawndale News

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Kentucky school shooting tests Vanderbilt trauma team
ModernHealthcare.com
The first Kentucky high school shooting victims arrived by air ambulance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Responding to a school shooting was a first for the medical center's trauma team, but they ...
Parents of slain high school student say she was 'perfect daughter'WKRN.com

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Posted on Jan 23, 2018 (26 days ago)

The Courier-Journal

'Devastating' cut could mean some retired Kentucky teachers pay thousands more in insurance
The Courier-Journal
FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Many retired teachers would pay thousands of dollars per year more for health insurance under Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed 2018-20 state budget, say advocates for retired teachers. While Bevin's proposed budget fully funds pension ...
Kentucky Retired Teachers Alarmed at Funding Cut for Health CareWKMS

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Posted on Feb 8, 2018 (10 days ago)

Lexington Herald Leader

Unemployed and out of luck. Plan would cut benefits for out-of-work Kentuckians.
Lexington Herald Leader
A proposal in the Kentucky legislature would eliminate or reduce unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of out-of-work Kentuckians each year, boosting the bottom lines of businesses by forcing the unemployed to live on less. Unemployment insurance ...

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Posted on Feb 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

Journal-Times

KRHIO receives grant to expand telehealth in eastern Kentucky
Journal-Times
Patients in 13 communities in eastern Kentucky may soon find getting access to behavioral healthcare services easier, thanks to a grant recently awarded to the Kentucky Rural Healthcare Information Organization (KRHIO). The USDA's Distance Learning and ...


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Posted on Feb 6, 2018 (12 days ago)

Lexington Herald Leader

Ever get surprise bills from out-of-network doctors? This legislation might help.
Lexington Herald Leader
In each case, the outcome is the same: Unexpected medical bills for thousands of dollars that insurance companies won't pay. A 2015 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that one-third of non-elderly Americans struggling with medical debt cited ...


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Posted on Feb 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

Business Insurance

Kentucky lawmakers propose drug formulary, other comp reforms
Business Insurance
Legislation to update Kentucky's workers compensation system is now in the works one year after a similar measure failed and after more than two decades of little reform. Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) on Monday filed H.B. 2, which aims to amend more ...


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Posted on Feb 15, 2018 (3 days ago)

WLWT Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky hospital looking for a few good dogs
WLWT Cincinnati
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is looking to up their therapy dog ranks. The hospital is looking for some fluffy, warmhearted and cuddly pets to visit patients in Northern Kentucky. It's all part of the Paws for Patients Therapy Animal Program. How does it ...


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Posted today (18 hours ago)

Forbes

How Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Prevent Opioid Treatment
Forbes
The Trump administration has already allowed Kentucky and Indiana to require work or “community engagement” activities and other states are looking at proposals, including Ohio, where new reports say work requirements would cause 18,000 to lose ...


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Posted today (17 hours ago)

Ohio County District Court Fines - Feb. 18
SurfKY News (blog)
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (2/18/18) — The following fines were recently handed down in Ohio County District Court. Jorge Alonzon, failure to produce insurance card and no operator's/moped license, $203. Jose Guadalupe, no operator's/moped license, $203. Armir ...

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Posted today

Governing

Implementing States' Medicaid Wishes Won't Be Cheap
Governing
Last month, the Trump administration opened the door for states to, among other things, make employment a condition for Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor. It has already approved Kentucky and Indiana's waivers, and at least eight other ...


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Posted on Feb 9, 2018 (9 days ago)

The Courier-Journal

There are five major cuts in Bevin's proposed budget you should know about
The Courier-Journal
There are scores of funding cuts and program eliminations within Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed 2018-20 state budget. Here are five big ones that have drawn a lot of attention: 1. Retired teacher health insurance. The budget did not fund a request of the ...

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Posted on Feb 15, 2018 (3 days ago)

Kentucky Launches Website to Help Fight Opioid Abuse
Insurance Journal
State officials have announced an online tool to join Kentucky's fight against opioid drug abuse. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the website – FindHelpNowKY.org – allows people to search in real-time for a local substance use disorder treatment ...


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Posted today (15 hours ago)

Birmingham's auto insurance provider bought for $1.4 billion
Lexington Herald Leader
Kemper Corp. acquired the auto insurance provider in a cash and stock transaction, making it one of the largest nonstandard auto insurers in the country, Al.com reported . The merger will create a combined company with $2.2 billion in nonstandard auto ...

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 (23 days ago)

Lexington Herald Leader

This retired teacher's health insurance would jump to $978 a month under Bevin's plan
Lexington Herald Leader
Carla Breeding is among those protesting. Breeding was a teacher, principal and administrator in Hardin County schools for 27 years before she retired last August at age 55. A decade shy of Medicare eligibility, she pays $260 a month for coverage for ...


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Posted on Feb 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

The Courier-Journal

Bevin's Medicaid changes actually mean Kentucky will pay more to provide health care
The Courier-Journal
But the goal isn't just to save money. Rather, it's to get more people into jobs that provide health coverage, Tim Feeley, the deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, recently told a legislative panel. "The goal here is to get ...


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Posted on Feb 6, 2018 (12 days ago)

Former Ky. Insurance Exec Sentenced in Embezzling Scheme
U.S. News & World Report
... those funds to another company owned by her husband. A plea agreement says Smith created fraudulent loan checks from Market Finders and moved them into the bank account of her husband's company, PBS Insurance. This happened from July 2013 to April ...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

Washington Post

Opponents of Medicaid work requirement file lawsuit to try to stop Kentucky plan
Washington Post
Three organizations opposing profound changes to Kentucky's Medicaid program filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block the nation's first experiment to compel low-income people to work or otherwise engage in their communities to qualify for the safety-net ...
Medicaid enrollees sue Trump administration for approving Kentucky waiverFierceHealthcare
Medicaid patients sue over Trump administration's new work requirement policyLos Angeles Times
First lawsuit filed against Kentucky's Medicaid work rules. The health care of thousands is at risk.ThinkProgress
Courthouse News Service -The Hill
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