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Commentary: Health-insurance premiums for 2017 will be going up if you’re on the individual market

By Trudy Lieberman Special to KyForward Recently I got a note from a reader of these columns who lives in Warren, Ohio. He had seen conflicting reports about next year’s insurance premiums. The man was skeptical of an article he had read, which reported that insurance premiums are cheaper than they were in 2010, and that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will cost $2.6 trillion less...

New ad blames health care reform for hospital woes; hospitals say it’s only partly to blame

  By Al Cross Special to KyForward   A new ad in the race for governor says “There’s a crisis in our hospitals” in Kentucky, and blames it entirely on the federal health care reform law. That is not true, according to the hospitals themselves.   The TV commercial is from Americans for Prosperity, a group supported by the Koch brothers, Wichita-based industrialists who...

‘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...