10,000 Lose Access In Kentucky To Food Assistance Program

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , , , ,
More than 10,000 low-income Kentucky adults were removed from a federal program that helps them buy food after they failed to comply with newly reinstated rules requiring them to either get a job or do volunteer work to keep their benefits. The rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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For Diabetics, Eating On Thanksgiving Requires A Strategy

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , ,
For many, the holiday season is a time of weight gain and indulgence, but without long-term health consequences. But for people with chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, that indulgence can be have more serious health effects. That’s why, about a week ago, Charles and Debbie Riggs found

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Trump Administration Re-Approves New Rules For Kentucky Medicaid

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , ,
The Trump administration has again approved work requirements or a suitable alternative for Kentucky’s Medicaid population after a judge blocked the state’s first attempt earlier this year. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Tuesday the new rules can begin as soon as April

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Latest Jefferson County Data Shows Rate Of Low-Birth Weight Babies Continues To Rise

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , , , , ,
Jefferson County, Kentucky’s kids are doing better on several measures than they did in previous years but are losing ground in other indicators, according to the annual Kids Count County Data Books from Kentucky Youth Advocates. The latest data suggests fewer Jefferson County kids are living

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U of L Researcher To Study High-Risk Medicaid Patients With Diabetes

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , , , ,
Bert Little is about to embark on a very exciting project. He’s building a system to identify Kentucky Medicaid patients with diabetes who are at risk for amputation or renal disease. Little is a professor of health management and system sciences at the University of Louisville. He said he’s

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Kentucky’s ACA Marketplace Is Open. Here Are Some Changes

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , ,
Healthcare.gov is open for business, and individuals looking for insurance plans on their own can now buy an Affordable Care Act-compliant plan on the site. Open enrollment in Kentucky this year ends on Dec. 15, 2018 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Here are a few changes that Kentucky

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Beyond ‘Don’t Do Drugs,’ City-Wide Opioid Summit Uses Music, Stories To Reach Youth

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, opioid, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , ,
Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky have been rising steadily since 2013, and this makes the task of reaching young people even more urgent for health and community advocates. That’s why on Tuesday, Jefferson County Public Schools, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mark Wahlberg

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Healthy Debate: Ohio Valley Health Concerns Driving Competitive Midterm Races

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The political ads in the Ohio Valley are playing on what seems like a constant loop. That’s not unusual for election season. But what is unusual this year is how many ads focus on health care. Consider this one from Kentucky Republican Andy Barr, who’s facing a tough challenge in the 6th

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Author Catherine Guthrie On Going ‘Flat’ After Breast Cancer

By Committee To Re-Elect Sean Delahanty Category: 2018 election, All News, Election 2018, In The Media, Lousiville, Updates Comments: No comment Tags: , , , , , ,
Louisville native Catherine Guthrie has written about breast cancer as a health journalist, but that didn’t prepare her for her own diagnosis. She’ll be at Carmichael’s Bookstore Thursday night with her new memoir, “Flat: Reclaiming My Body From Breast Cancer.” I spoke with Catherine about her

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Ohio Valley Lawmakers Helped Shape Bipartisan Bill On Opioid Crisis

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A year after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, he signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to bolster law enforcement efforts and expand addiction treatment and resources. Proponents hope the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act helps the Ohio Valley,

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