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Passport Health Plan, which lost Medicaid contract, selling key assets to new manager Molina Health

By Lisa Gillespie Kentucky Health News Molina Health, in line to be one of Kentucky’s newest Medicaid managers, will be the successor to Kentucky’s oldest one, Passport Health Plan. Louisville-based Passport recently lost out on bidding to stay in the state’s Medicaid business, but its name, brand and networks of doctors won’t disappear after all. Last year Passport lost out in Medicaid contract...

With already 4,000 heads shaved, 70 more to go bald to support pediatric cancer research

Some people will go to any lengths – or in this case, the reverse – to support a favorite charity. On Sunday, March 9, about 70 people have signed up to have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which supports pediatric cancer research.   (Photo from St. Baldrick’s Foundation) The shaving will take place at 1 p.m. at The Brewery in Louisville...