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Emily Beauregard: A complete and accurate census count is good for Kentucky’s health

Every ten years, the Census counts every person living in the United States, regardless of age, race, geographic location, or citizenship status. Data from the Census determines how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed throughout the country. Census data also help state and local officials, community leaders, and nonprofits identify needs for healthcare, education, housing,...

Kentucky shows sharp improvement in number of low-income uninsured, study shows

Kentucky had the largest drop in low-income, working-age people without health insurance, and the biggest decline in adults who passed up medical care due to cost, after the state embraced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Those two findings were the Kentucky highlights of the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the impacts of the 2010 health-reform law, released last week. The report...