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Kentucky cuts vision, dental care for up to 460,000 people

Kentucky cuts vision, dental care for up to 460,000 people

Health
Gov. Matt Bevin's administration cut dental and vision coverage for as many as 460,000 Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services called the cuts an "unfortunate consequence" of Friday's ruling by a federal judge. Democrats and advocates for the poor condemned the Republican governor's move as rash and possibly illegal. The cuts were announced during the weekend. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg's rejection of Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program was also a setback for President Donald Trump's administration, which has been encouraging states to impose work requirements and other changes on the joint state and federal health insurance program for poor and disabled people. Boasberg's ruling blo...
Kentucky GOP cuts dental, vision for nearly 500,000 people

Kentucky GOP cuts dental, vision for nearly 500,000 people

Health
Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is cutting dental and vision coverage for nearly a half-million Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services calls the cuts an "unfortunate consequence" of Friday's ruling by a federal judge who said Kentucky can't require poor people to get jobs to keep their Medicaid benefits. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg's rejection of the Republican governor's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program is a setback for President Donald Trump's administration, which has been encouraging states to impose limits on the state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Cabinet spokesman Doug Hogan squarely blames the judge, saying the "optional services" will be restore...
E.J. Montgomery: Kentucky lands five-star recruit

E.J. Montgomery: Kentucky lands five-star recruit

Sports
April 9 (UPI) -- Five-star high school basketball prospect E.J. Montgomery has decided to take his talents to the University of Kentucky.The 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward from Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. announced the decision on Monday."First I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity, without him none of this would be possible," Montgomery wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon. "Next I would like to thank my parents, high school coaches and Atlanta Celtics program for helping and guiding me throughout this process. Lastly I would like to thank all the schools and coaches that took the time to recruit me.""I appreciate all the relationships that were built over the course of the recruiting process. I learned a lot about each and every school during the process thanks to all #BBN...
Did Kentucky troll Louisville with $ band formation at rivalry game?

Did Kentucky troll Louisville with $ band formation at rivalry game?

Sports
Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The University of Kentucky's band formed a giant dollar sign on the field Saturday, but the band director denies it was aimed at Louisville.Kentucky's band pulled off the formation at halftime at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. The Cardinals won the game 44-17.Many fans in the Twitterverse were quick to relate the formation to Louisville's scandal, which led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich. The school's athletic board voted unanimously to fire Pitino in October after an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption rocked college basketball.Pitino has since filed a lawsuit against Adidas, seeking unspecified damages.The FBI allegations against Louisville included $ 100,000 in payments to the family of an unnamed player to sign with the ...
Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

Technology
A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer's warehouse in northern Kentucky. A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the nation's largest corporations, has a record of strongly supporting gay and transgender rights. The lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky, alleges that Dane Lane and Allegra Schawe-Lane were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by numerous colleagues at their shipping facility. Their complaints to superiors led to retaliation in some cases, rather than any effective steps to halt the abuse, the couple contends. At one point, according to t...