Proposed Medicaid Changes Criticized In Hazard

Over 30 people spoke out about KY Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid system that through its expansion has seen almost 500,000 low income Kentuckians find health care coverage. WMMT covered the July 7 Public Hearing in Hazard on the Section 11-15 Medicaid waiver that the Bevin Administration is seeking. This Mountain […]

EKY Health, Wealth Expands with ACA, Medicaid

Did you know that newly covered Medicaid recipients were responsible for bringing in an additional $22.8 million in health care spending in Letcher County, KY, over a 20 month period? And over $257 million in the ten hardest hit eastern Kentucky coal mining counties?  In this story we visit with staff at Mountain Comprehensive Health […]

Appal-TREE Cooking Classes Increase Healthy Eating

Many Americans don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, and sometimes lack knowledge in how to prepare healthy meals. In much of Appalachia, including eastern Kentucky, children and adults are suffering the health consequences of eating poorly. However, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the Appal-TREE Project is an unusual community-university partnership working to change that. In this […]

Fitness Businesses Revitalize Health and Job Market

In this WMMT story, two Pike County entrepreneurs share how they came to open their fitness businesses and their passion for fitness as a means to enrich their community by providing a pathway to better health, and also by creating jobs.