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Two Years Later: How Kynect Has Impacted Kentucky’s Healthcare System

Since its second enrollment period ended in March, Kentucky‚Äôs health benefit exchange has been celebrated by state government leaders as a success story of the Affordable Care Act. Known as Kynect, the exchange has provided thousands of uninsured citizens with health insurance coverage. It has also drawn its share of controversy. Although much of the […]

Analyzing Drug Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kentucky

Between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 55 percent increase in heroin-related deaths. Kentucky has experienced the full force of this surge in usage, replacing the prescription pill problem that recently ravaged counties. Both the pill problem and now the heroin epidemic have caused Kentucky to devote extensive […]