Kentucky Health Care News

Most recent health care news stories from Kentucky.

  • 150 protest against private health insurers
    --via The Louisville Courier-Journal Demonstrators urge universal care in U.S. By Linsen Li The Courier-Journal Brent Humes has not had health insurance for 15 years. "At my past jobs, signing up for health insurance means cutting my paycheck in half," said Humes, who is currently unemployed. He was among about 150 people who gathered yesterday…
  • Health reform plan is endorsed
    --via The Louisville Courier-Journal Rep. Conyers urges single-payer system By Laura Ungar The Courier-Journal Despite resistance from President Barack Obama and some members of Congress, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan said yesterday he'll keep fighting for a publicly financed, privately delivered "single payer" health-care system that covers all Americans. "All who are ready to fight…
  • Rev. David Bos of KSPH Speaking at Presbyterian Seminar for Single Payer Health Care in Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA, May 2009 Rev. David Bos of Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care speaking at the Presbyterian Seminar for Single Payer Health Care and HR 676. Rev. Bos is a leader in the Presbyterian movement to educate and advocate for a single payer national health care plan. Rev. Bos Speaks in Pasadena
  • KSPH Prepares Mass Mailing Announcing ‘Patients Not Profits’ Demonstration
    Louisville, May 2009. Members of Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare preparing a mailing to 3,200 members and supporters announcing the upcoming demonstration, "Patients Not Profits" and the Presbyterian-sponsored seminar for HR 676, "Making Health Care Happen."
  • Talk by Ewell G. Scott, MD
    On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 a group of 30 interested citizens met at the Downtown Library in Lexington, Kentucky to hear Dr. Ewell Scott, a Morehead internist and recent recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Kentucky Medical Association, lead a discussion of how market-based private health insurance has failed the United States. He…
  • Ewell G. Scott, MD Speaks – Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    The Single Payer Solution to Our Health Care Crisis The US spends more per capita on health care than any other nation, yet trails the others in life expectancy, infant mortality, and other key indicators. 47 million have no insurance, and many millions more who have coverage go without needed care because they cannot afford…
  • Learn all you can about health care alternatives
    --via The Louisville Courier-Journal Learn all you can about health care alternatives By David Ross Stevens The Courier-Journal By now it is almost a cliche to say that America's health care system is broken. In response, many politicians who are calling for "reform" and "universal health coverage" are not, in fact, clarifying the situation because…
  • Kentucky House passes resolution urging Congress to enact HR 676
    In Frankfort on February 7, 2007, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed HR 81, a resolution endorsing HR 676, the National Health Insurance Act. Introduced by the Honorable Joni L. Jenkins (D), District 44 (Jefferson), the resolution was adopted by voice vote. Kentucky is the first state in the union to pass such legislation. Photo…
  • Kentuckian Kay Tillow Receives Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award
    Kay TillowA standing ovation and prolonged applause followed Dr. Quentin Young’s announcement that PNHP’s Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award was being given to Kay Tillow, Coordinator of Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare. The award reads, "In the finest tradition of activism for social change, she has brought the single payer vision to new constituencies."…
  • Louisville Metro Council Endorses HR 676, Single Payer National Health Care
    On October 12, the Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution endorsing HR 676, Congressman John Conyers' single payer U. S. National Health Insurance Act. The vote was 14 to 9. Health and Human Services Chair and District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge sponsored the resolution and guided it through committee and floor debate. Woolridge spoke passionately…

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