‘Snapshot’ of health reform shows a big drop in uncompensated care at Kentucky hospitals

  A continuing study of federal health reform’s impact in Kentucky has found a big drop in uncompensated care – or bad debts – at hospitals. In addition, Medicaid expansion has helped reduce the percentage of people without health coverage more in Kentucky than in adjoining states.   The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is paying the State Health Access Data Assistance...

While health care jobs fall short, officials say Medicaid expansion on track to pay for itself

By Al Cross Special to KyForward   The basic financial premise of Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid under federal health reform is that the addition of so many people and money to the health care system will create enough jobs to generate state tax revenue sufficient to cover the state’s share of the expansion.   However, the jobs numbers have been falling short of projections...

Bill Straub: Kentucky GOP’s rendition of ‘I’m Against It’ may hit sour note on health care

At the outset of the still wonderful Horse Feathers, filmed in 1932, Groucho Marx as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the freshly anointed president of Huxley College, lets the faculty know precisely how he intends to run the campus by singing, “I’m Against It.”   Your proposition may be good, But let’s have one thing understood, Whatever it is, I’m against it. And even...

Bill Straub: Kentucky GOP's rendition of 'I'm Against It' may hit sour note on health care

At the outset of the still wonderful Horse Feathers, filmed in 1932, Groucho Marx as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the freshly anointed president of Huxley College, lets the faculty know precisely how he intends to run the campus by singing, “I’m Against It.”   Your proposition may be good, But let’s have one thing understood, Whatever it is, I’m against it. And even...