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Kentucky Association of Health Plans responding to COVID-19 through boosted coverage for patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for Kentucky and the members of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP). Made up of the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and commercial health insurance providers, KAHP is providing support to patients using care management programs that ensure providers have the highest quality, real-time data to identify,...

Governor Andy Beshear says state prepared and ready to address coronavirus issue head-on

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There have no confirmed cases in Kentucky of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and Gov. Andy Beshear has addressed the state’s efforts to keep it that way. “I want to reassure everyone that your state government, your local health departments, everyone, is prepared and is ready to address this issue head-on, and I feel very strongly that our work will have us prepared,...

Josef Winkler: We are doing great harm to our planet by using fossil fuels, change is needed, and quickly

The days of plausible deniability are over. We (humans) are doing great harm to our one and only planet by the use of fossil fuels. We need to make major changes, and we need to do it quickly. If you are still a non-believer or do not believe that humans are responsible, I urge you to spend just one hour reading a few recent reports. Type “USGCRP 4th report” into your favorite search engine and...

Eleven loans approved by Kentucky Infrastructure Authority during February meeting

The following loan applications were approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) at the February board meeting held last week in Frankfort. KIA administers low interest loans for the construction, improvement and acquisition of sanitary sewer and water facilities and other types of infrastructure. Eligibility is based on a strategic project prioritization and a resource planning list...

Bill Straub: Despite claims to the contrary, state proves again it doesn’t place value on education

LEXINGTON – Just as Robin Williams was finally forced to drop the façade and acknowledge that he really was posing as Mrs. Doubtfire, it’s time for the commonwealth of Kentucky to drop its own façade and acknowledge that it really doesn’t value education despite all declamations to the contrary. The Kentucky General Assembly, after weeks of wailing and teeth gnashing, finally adopted a $21...