medical http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Has 116,000 Enrollees http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-health-insurance-exchange-has-116000-enrollees <p>More than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The Governor’s Office reports that enrollments through the state’s health exchange, KYnect (Connect), are up 93 percent since Thanksgiving. The exchange has averaged about thirteen-hundred new enrollees per day since it launched on Oct. 1.</p><p>About 1 in 4 enrollees have signed up for new private plans, with the rest joining Medicaid as a result of that program’s expansion.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8084 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Has 116,000 Enrollees Injured Indiana Hunter Chooses to End Life Support http://wfpl.org/post/injured-indiana-hunter-chooses-end-life-support <p>INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana man who was left paralyzed from the shoulders down after a hunting accident told his family he wanted to be taken off life support rather than be dependent on others for the rest of his life.</p><p>Thirty-two-year-old Tim Bowers of Decatur died Sunday about five hours after doctors removed his breathing tube.</p><p>Bowers suffered three crushed vertebrae Saturday when he fell about 16 feet from an elevated tree stand while hunting deer. His sister Jenny Shultz of Las Vegas says her brother's brain wasn't injured in the fall.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:48:27 +0000 Jeni O'Malley | Associated Press 7457 at http://wfpl.org Injured Indiana Hunter Chooses to End Life Support U of L Trustees Board Approves Process to Complete Merger Talks http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-trustees-board-approves-process-complete-merger-talks <p>The University of Louisville Medical Center is inching closer to securing a merging partner, which officials say could come in the next several weeks.</p><p>U of L’s Board of Trustees authorized the school’s vice president of health affairs, Dr. David Dunn, to complete negotiations with finalists, whose names are being kept quiet during the negotiating process.</p><p>After a potential merger with Catholic Health Initiatives and Jewish Hospital fell through, UMC opened the merger to a bidding process.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:59:55 +0000 Devin Katayama 1996 at http://wfpl.org