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Commentary: Public deserves answers from presidential candidates about social security

By Jim Kimbrough Special to KyForward When the presidential candidates accept their parties’ nominations in the coming weeks, millions of Americans will be watching, and nearly every one of them is either paying into or receiving the social security benefits they’ve earned. Over 2.2 million Kentuckians are paying into Social Security and they deserve to know how the candidates will keep it strong...

Decision to expand health coverage ensures 308,000 more Kentuckians have access

Calling it “the single-most important decision in our lifetime for improving the health of Kentuckians,” Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the inclusion of 308,000 more Kentuckians in the federal Medicaid health insurance program. The expansion, together with the creation of the Health Benefit Exchange, will ensure that every Kentuckian will have access to affordable health insurance.   The...