Your Healt Your Life - Enjoy Your Healthy Life

Not only may you not get to keep your plan under Obamacare, you might not be able to keep your doctor; there are reasons

Posted by | 8:04 PM
By Molly Burchett Kentucky Health News Part of the sales pitch for the federal health-care reform law was that people could keep their do...

Humana allows policyholders to keep old plans without paying more; Anthem is still deciding

Posted by | 8:00 PM
Humana , one of the three insurance companies offering individual health policies on the state's insurance exchange, will allow Kentuck...

Beshear to study nursing-home staffing minimums, suggests homes' high liability costs are related to poorly ranked care

Posted by | 6:31 PM
Responding to a letter from  Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform , which cited a low ranking for the state's nursing homes, Gov. Steve B...

Life Lessons from Cancer encourages those with cancer to build a network of support

Posted by | 8:48 AM
By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The fight against cancer requires not only a personal commit...

Dried mussels: A little plate with 160 g of protein (plus some comments on high-protein low-carbohydrate dieting)

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Many hunter-gatherer groups employed various methods of drying to preserve meats. Drying also incr...

Trying to Make Sense of the Covered California Numbers

Posted by | 9:09 PM
I've read a number of reports in recent days gushing over the progress Covered California is making leading the nation in signing up peo...

Beans, Lentils, and the Paleo Diet

Posted by | 12:33 PM
As we continue to explore the foods our ancestors relied on during our evolutionary history, and what foods work best for us today, we come ...

Doctors give nurse practitioners more leeway on prescriptions; senator says tort-reform lobbies should play hardball with money

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"Concerns about a growing doctor shortage, especially in rural Kentucky, is fueling the urgenc...

First diabetes educator license is issued in Kentucky

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Kim DeCoste (photo via AADE) Kentucky is the first state to issue a diabetes educator license, accor...

Confused Thinking about New Cholesterol Guidelines - Were Conflicts of Interest to Blame?

Posted by | 9:16 AM
For years, clinical practice guidelines promulgated by prominent health care organizations have been hailed with accolades as received wisdo...

Haynes asks hospitals for a truce as they and state work through problems with managed-care Medicaid

Posted by | 8:44 PM
Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Haynes won a smattering of applause from Kentucky hospital officials Thursday as she called for ...

Ky. Hospital Association defends 'critical access' designation that gives small, rural hospitals a federal financial boost

Posted by | 3:09 PM
The Kentucky Hospital Association came out strongly for continued federal support of small, rural hospitals Thursday, objecting to a propos...

"If You Like Your Doctor You Will Be Able to Keep Your Doctor. Period"

Posted by | 8:08 AM
I think you can guess who said that. Actually, here is what the President said at the American Medical Association Meeting in July, 2009––a...

WHEN IS DISCLOSURE NOT DISCLOSURE?

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WHEN IS DISCLOSURE NOT DISCLOSURE? Hint: When it is made by the Chairman of the DSM-5 Task Force. Here is a case study in conflict of intere...

Small Group Health Insurance "Cancellations"––The Next Shoe to Drop But a More Complicated One

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Obamacare is impacting the small group insurance market in many of the same ways as the individual health insurance market. While employers ...

Obamacare Rollout Week Seven: Better and Nowhere Near Good Enough

Posted by | 9:51 AM
I can provide you with an Obamacare federal exchange rollout update from two decidedly different perspectives: The website is working much ...

Beshear and two other Democratic governors say Obamacare is working in their states, and cite examples

Posted by | 8:48 AM
Gov. Steve Beshear continues to be a major national cheerleader for the federal health-reform law, citing Kentucky examples in an op-ed piec...

Most Kentucky hospitals will pay Medicare penalties under health reform, one the country's largest; look them up here

Posted by | 8:36 PM
More Kentucky hospitals are receiving penalties than bonuses in the second year of Medicare’s qualit...

At least one insurance company will let Kentuckians keep their health insurance plan for another year if they like it

Posted by | 8:07 PM
By Molly Burchett Kentucky Health News At least one insurance company, Humana , will be allowing Kentuckians to keep their insurance coverag...