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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Cancer Screenings, Study Says

Paul Ray’s father died from colon cancer in 2008. He was 63 years old and refused to have a colonoscopy, telling his son that area of his anatomy was “an exit only.”

“The next thing you know he got sick …

ARC Funds Addiction Treatment For Women In Rural Kentucky And Ohio

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than two million dollars to expand addiction treatment and recovery resources for women in rural regions of the Ohio Valley hit hard by the opioid crisis.

Ohio University received $1,100,000 for the Appalachian

Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Rules In Blow To Trump

A federal judge has again struck down Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s changes to the Medicaid program, including community engagement requirements that would have made some people work to keep coverage.

The Medicaid changes were set to partially go into effect

HHS Provides Additional Funding To Expand Addiction Treatment

The Ohio Valley has received nearly $60 million in additional federal funds to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Kentucky received $16,431,436, Ohio $29,122,692 and West Virginia $14,630,361.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the funds as a

On Tour With Federal Drug Czar, McConnell Touts Opioid Spending

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the $31 million he says he’s brought into Kentucky to fight the opioid epidemic. McConnell spoke at a press conference Monday after giving the White House drug policy head a tour of an …