Health Disparities

    • In Rural Kentucky, A Surprising Twist On The Health Debate

      The people in Southeastern Kentucky have the poorest health in the country. Yet the area is rich with medical facilities. Health reform bills are unlikely to change much: One doctor says: "We have to transform the way we take care of people."

      (Story) Nov 13, 2009

    • Rural Thoughts On Improving The Health Care System; Plus Other State News

      Kaiser Health News examines rural health care in Kentucky and finds community health care models there offer lessons for America's broader health care system, despite lingering problems.

      (Daily Report) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Annie Fox

      Health care has to be looked at in context, according to Annie Fox and Teana Burns of "Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community" in Kentucky.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Cathy Nance

      Six years ago, Cathy Nance had to have open heart surgery. Later, she had kidney cancer. Because of poor health and inability to work, she became homeless, until she was helped by Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Beverly May

      Family nurse practitioner Beverly May, of the Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, treats many patients with chronic diseases.

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Health Care In Hazard: Gerry Roll

      Gerry Roll says people don't understand the health problems in southeastern Kentucky: "You can get whatever you need as far as traditional medical care goes. Yet we have the highest levels of chronic disease in the nation. So when I hear people talking about access to health care being a problem, I am livid."

      (Video) Nov 13, 2009

    • Today's Selection Of Opinions And Editorials

      A sampling of opinions and editorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • Activists Worry Immigration Arguments Will Hamper Hispanic Health Care

      The Washington Post reports that Hispanic lawmakers and groups are "scrambling to develop a strategy to counter what they see as efforts to shortchange immigrants in health bills on Capitol Hill."

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • First Edition: October 12, 2009

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including more analysis of pending health overhaul proposals and news about the timeline for Capitol Hill action.

      (Daily Report) Nov 12, 2009

    • South Florida Man Inspires 'Ian's Law'

      Ian Pearl, a South Florida man born with muscular dystrophy, raises attention about the issue of discriminatory health insurance practices against the disabled and provides the inspiration for "Ian's Law."

      (Daily Report) Nov 11, 2009