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State issues plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccine; Anderson County residents hesitant

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued its draft plan for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available, that addresses everything from who can get it first to how it must be stored. It also recognizes that “a portion of the U.S. population may hesitate to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.” To address this hesitancy, the plan...

Kentucky Health Co-op lost $50.4M, most
in U.S.; high enrollment, big claims blamed

By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   A federal audit of the nonprofit health insurance companies formed under federal health reform found that at the end of 2014, all but one were operating at a loss, and the Kentucky Health Cooperative had the greatest loss, $50.4 million, but the lowest administrative costs.   The co-op chair and spokeswoman blamed the loss on an enrollment that was...

Free brown bag talk on Affordable Care Act, underinsured members of arts community

Many in the arts community – writers, visual artists, musicians – freelance or operate businesses so small they cannot afford health insurance. The Kentucky Health Cooperative and Carnegie Center are teaming up to help.   A free brown bag session will be held Friday, May 17 at noon at Carnegie Center at 251 W. Second St. in Lexington. Speaking on the Affordable Care Act, better known...