Former Gov. Steve Beshear launches organization to fight rollback of health care reforms Thursday, Feb 11 2016 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear, unveiling Save Kentucky Healthcare at the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday morningJust two months after leaving office, former Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that he has launched an education campaign to stop the rollback of his administration’s health care reforms, saying he would not allow current Gov. Matt Bevin to do so “without a fight.” Save Kentucky Healthcare is a 501c4 organization that aims to “work on a […]

Press Release: Bernie Sanders Campaign Statement on Clinton Falsehoods Tuesday, Feb 9 2016 

Bernie 2016 February 8, 2016 MANCHESTER, N.H. – Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, issued the following statement in response to false claims by the Clinton campaign: “It is very disturbing that, as the Clinton campaign struggles through Iowa and … Continue reading →

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Federal agency informs Bevin administration of steps and deadlines for ending Kynect Monday, Feb 8 2016 

kynectResponding to Gov. Matt Bevin’s Dec. 30 letter notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that he plans to dismantle Kynect and transition health care consumers to the federal exchange “as soon as is practicable,” the federal agency replied in a letter on Jan. 28 outlining the steps that must be taken to […]

Evolent Health wants to make Kentucky a model for Medicaid care delivery Tuesday, Feb 2 2016 

The Center for Medicaid Excellence will focus on improving care provided to Medicaid recipients. | Courtesy of Evolent Health and Passport Health PlanIf a new Evolent Health partnership is successful in streamlining and improving care for Medicaid patients in Kentucky, the Arlington, Va.-based health care consulting company plans to expand into other states. Evolent Health and Louisville-based not-for-profit Medicaid provider Passport Health Plan have joined forces to create the Medicaid Center of Excellence, which for now will […]

Humana, Aetna shares spike after Aetna posts Q4 earnings Monday, Feb 1 2016 

aetnaAetna has obtained regulatory approval in seven states for its proposed merger with Humana and remains “on track” to close the $37 billion deal in the second half of the year, CEO Mark Bertolini said Monday. Shares of both companies spiked in early morning trading after Aetna announced better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter. The […]

Sanders supporter says voting for Clinton ‘would be one of the saddest things I’d have to do’ Monday, Feb 1 2016 

By BERRY CRAIG A trio of Bernie Sanders boosters in deepest western Kentucky concedes they’ll reluctantly vote for Hillary Clinton if she’s the Democratic presidential nominee. But a pro-Sanders couple is split. He won’t vote for Clinton, and she’s not … Continue reading →

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GLI leader: Louisville at ‘tipping point’ between mediocrity and greatness Wednesday, Jan 27 2016 

Kent OylerLouisville has reached a tipping point from which it can fall into mediocrity or rise to become one of America’s great metros, the president and CEO of the local chamber of commerce said. Kent Oyler, head of Greater Louisville Inc., said that Louisville is doing well but Louisvillians must battle complacency and instead attack big challenges and […]

New career center targets fast-growing health care sector Friday, Jan 15 2016 

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of a new health career targeted career center. | Photo by Boris Ladwig.Louisville resident Heather Jones interrupted her nursing career when she became a mother. Fellow Louisvillian Denise Bivens dreamed of being a nurse to emulate her grandmother, and though she initially pursued the career, life got in the way and she ended up working in the food industry. And Mon Bhattarai’s education was cut short when […]

Stocks tumble again, with Ford falling 5 percent Wednesday, Jan 13 2016 

Black_Ford_Fiesta_X100_-_008On another poor day on Wall Street, Ford Motor Co.’s shares dropped more than 5 percent, although the automaker said it would generate record profit this year and distribute an extra $1 billion in dividends. The S&P 500 fell 2.5 percent on Wednesday, while Ford rival GM booked a slight gain as it raised its […]

Aetna CEO: Health insurers must change the way they deliver health care Wednesday, Jan 13 2016 

aetnaAetna CEO Mark Bertolini said that when the company considered acquiring Humana, it had to make sure the company’s cultures were compatible. “Culture trumps strategy,” he said. Humana mapped the companies’ cultures and found they overlap nicely, “which means that the strategy is much more achievable and the integration that much more positive,” Bertolini said. […]

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