Kentucky Health News, Author at Winchester Sun


Open enrollment for federally subsidized health insurance ends Jan. 16

Kentuckians can still shop for and enroll in federally subsidized health insurance coverage on the state-based marketplace, Kynect, though Jan. 16 for coverage starting Feb. ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, January 11, 2024 9:37 am


Ky. gambling problem help-line calls have tripled since sports betting was legalized

Since sports betting became legal in Kentucky on Sept. 7, calls to the state problem-gambling hotline have nearly tripled, one of the state’s few problem-gambling ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 2:29 pm


Abortion-rights lawsuit needs a new plaintiff, ACLU of Ky. says

Abortion-rights advocates are seeking a new plaintiff for their Kentucky class-action lawsuit because the plaintiff, who was eight weeks pregnant, “learned her embryo no longer ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Saturday, December 16, 2023 6:00 am


Kentucky Hospital Association says its annual survey shows state continues to have an ‘acute shortage’ of health care workers

The Kentucky Hospital Association‘s annual Workforce Survey Report says Kentucky suffers from an “acute shortage” of health care workers, with nearly 13,000 job vacancies in ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 4:47 pm


State’s weekly respiratory-virus update shows hospitalizations of Kentucky children for RSV are increasing

The state Department for Public Health’s weekly respiratory virus update, released Thursday, Nov. 2, showed that Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity was moderate, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, November 6, 2023 3:30 pm


One-fourth of Kentuckians say they have been diagnosed with depression

One in four Kentucky adults in a poll taken in 2020 said they had ever been diagnosed with depression, a higher share than in any ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, September 1, 2023 11:30 am


National advocacy group estimates 16 rural Kentucky hospitals are in danger of closing

Sixteen of Kentucky’s 72 rural hospitals are at risk of closing, and 10 of those are at immediate risk of closing, according to the latest ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, August 7, 2023 11:00 am


Ky. nursing-home company closes 2 Louisville homes after investigation

Exceptional Living Centers of Lexington, which operates several Kentucky nursing homes. “has agreed to close two of its Louisville facilities, displacing roughly 200 people, after state ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, June 19, 2023 10:32 am


Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announces $40 million in federal funds for Kentucky school mental-health services

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced $40 million in federal funding is coming to Kentucky schools to support and expand access to school-based mental health services, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, June 1, 2023 12:26 pm


Legislators nix governor’s Medicaid service expansion, but it will remain in place for now

The legislature’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee voted May 9 to find Gov. Andy Beshear’s new regulations to expand Medicaid’s vision, dental and hearing services deficient, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, May 29, 2023 2:00 pm

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