Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky http://wfpl.org en Poll: Kentuckians Lack Information About Affordable Care Act as Favorability Declines http://wfpl.org/post/poll-kentuckians-lack-information-about-affordable-care-act-favorability-declines <p>A large majority of insured and uninsured Kentuckians say they still lack the necessary information about the Affordable Care Act to determine its impact on them.</p><p>And a declining number of residents view the federal overhaul favorably compared to two years ago.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8412 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Kentuckians Lack Information About Affordable Care Act as Favorability Declines Poll: Majority of Kentuckians Support Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare, Including Most Republicans http://wfpl.org/post/poll-majority-kentuckians-support-expanded-medicaid-under-obamacare-including-most-republicans <p>An overwhelming majority of Kentuckians support the state's decision to expand Medicaid for low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act, including most self-identified Republicans.</p><p>That's according to a <a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/sites/default/files/KHIP%20Medicaid%20Awareness%20FINAL%20011614.pdf">new poll released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky this month</a>, which is the first since the health care rollout began in the state.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:42:51 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8353 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Majority of Kentuckians Support Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare, Including Most Republicans Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/survey-employer-health-insurance-coverage-rising-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A two-year decline in the number of working-age </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who get health insurance from employers reversed in late 2013, according to survey results released Monday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.</span></p><p>The survey was done before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and is meant to give a "baseline" for how Kentuckians&nbsp;are getting health insurance, so it can be compared to future years, said Susan Zepeda, president of the Foundation for a Health Kentucky.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:58:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8222 at http://wfpl.org Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/poll-shows-major-support-medical-marijuana-kentucky <p></p><p>A new poll shows 78 percent of&nbsp;Kentuckians&nbsp;support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization.&nbsp;</p><p>The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has conducted polling on a wide array of issues for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky over the past few months, from a statewide smoking ban to health insurance coverage.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:19:35 +0000 Kenny Colston 5370 at http://wfpl.org Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Poll: Kentucky Parents Favor Raising Dropout Age http://wfpl.org/post/poll-kentucky-parents-favor-raising-dropout-age <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor moving the dropout age to 18, a new poll says.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 years old with a parent’s permission. But Gov. &nbsp;Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has <a href="/post/beshear-blends-old-and-new-legislative-priorities-2013">advocated moving that age to 18.</a></span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:02:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 3620 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Kentucky Parents Favor Raising Dropout Age Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wfpl.org/post/poll-shows-increased-support-statewide-smoking-ban <p>The majority of Kentuckians&nbsp;— 59 percent — support a statewide smoking ban, says a poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.</p><p>Last year, the poll said for the first time that most Kentuckians supported banning smoking in &nbsp;public establishments.&nbsp;</p><p>This year, fewer than &nbsp;38 percent of Kentuckians opposed such a ban. The rest had no opinion.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:56:08 +0000 Kenny Colston 3288 at http://wfpl.org Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban Healthcare Group Creates Directory to Help Patients Find Support http://wfpl.org/post/healthcare-group-creates-directory-help-patients-find-support <p>The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has released a new online directory of community groups that could provide support for patients and their families.</p><p>The foundation lists more than 140 organizations in the directory. Combined, they reach all of Kentucky&#39;s 120 counties. The groups aren&#39;t healthcare providers, but they can give guidance, referrals and emotional support.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 661 at http://wfpl.org