Rural ‘Kynector’ Awaits Future of Kentucky’s Health Care Exchange

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Governor-elect Matt Bevin intends to dismantle Kynect and roll back the state's Medicaid expansion. Read Story

Kentucky state Capitol

Workplace Injuries, Illnesses at All-Time Low in Kentucky

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Each year in Kentucky, employers report approximately 16,000 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, job transfer or restricted duty. Read Story


Kentucky To Require National Background Checks at Nursing Homes

By Ashley Lopez

Just weeks shy of leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear signed an emergency regulation requiring background checks for people who work in elder care facilities. Read Story


LISTEN: Oral Health Literacy Key To Kentucky Reaching Goals

By Ja'Nel Johnson

WFPL News recently spoke to keynote speaker Dr. Michael Glick, professor of dental medicine and at the University of Buffalo. Read Story


Active Shoppers Pay Less on Health Care Exchange, Report Says

By Ja'Nel Johnson

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report says people who auto-renew their health insurance coverage may be paying more than those who shop around. Read Story


As Bevin Eyes Health Care Rollback, Beshear Touts Progress

By Ja'Nel Johnson

With uncertainty about the future of his signature health initiative, Gov. Steve Beshear is touting the outcomes of Kentucky's efforts to improve the well-being of residents. Read Story


Gov. Beshear Defends Kynect, Medicaid Expansion

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday defended Kentucky's health care exchange and Medicaid expansion, both of which are facing drastic reform by his incoming successor. Read Story

Matt Bevin Election Night

Long Process For Bevin to Roll Back Medicaid in Kentucky

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Governor-elect Matt Bevin has plans to scale back Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, but he'll need federal approval to do it. Read Story


Report: Kentucky’s Obesity Rate Leveling Off

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Kentucky is no longer among the top five states with the highest obesity rates, according to a new analysis. Read Story

Matt Bevin

What May Happen If Obamacare Is Rolled Back in Kentucky

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Governor-elect Matt Bevin is planning big changes for Kynect and the Medicaid expansion. How those changes would be implemented is unclear. Read Story


1 In 10 Kentucky Babies Born Premature, Report Says

By Ja'Nel Johnson

The March of Dimes report gave Kentucky a "D" grade for its premature birth rate. Read Story

Economy Inn

Economy Inn Passes Inspection, Remains In Business

By Ja'Nel Johnson

The troubled Economy Inn on Bardstown Road has passed its latest health department inspection, leaving its chief critic frustrated. Read Story


Where Candidates For Governor Stand On A Statewide Smoking Ban

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Kentucky leads the nation in smoking, and how the state goes about addressing that distinction will rest in part with the next governor. Read Story


After Co-Op Closure, One Kentuckian’s Health Care Search

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Julia Nazarenko sat outside Heine Brothers' Coffee, peering into her laptop screen and trying to figure out if she still qualifies for Medicaid. Read Story


Louisville Infants Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Dr. Sarah Moyer, interim director of Louisville Metro Health & Wellness, said it's unusual to have three infants who have not been vaccinated for pertussis. Read Story