This town hall forum brings together policy makers, treatment providers, law enforcement, and influencers to discuss ways to battle the opioid crisis. Guests include John Tilley, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Human Services; Charlotte Wethington, who works with the grass-roots group People Advocating Recovery; Nancy Hale, President and CEO of Operation UNITE; Emerson Goodwin, corporate regional director of KentuckyCare; and Tara Moseley, who works with Young People in Recovery. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Nicolas Ajkay, a surgical oncologist in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville.
In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act was a top priority for President Donald Trump during his campaign. But there are hurdles -- both economic and in the expectations of the millions who are now covered. PBS Newshour economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Kentucky, a region that's seen one of the biggest drops of the uninsured rate in the country due to Obamacare.
Examine the opioid epidemic and explore the treatment options available in Kentucky to those battling the disease of addiction. The program is narrated by Grammy-winning recording artist and Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Michael Rust, FACHE, president and CEO of the Kentucky Hospital Association, and Patrick T. Padgett, executive vice president of the Kentucky Medical Association. The guests discuss how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has cut uncompensated care in Kentucky and brought more people into the health care system.
For some patients, the body’s own natural immune system is being used to fight their cancer. Meet a woman who has lived years past her doctors’ prognosis, thanks to the emerging field of immunotherapy. Then Hari Sreenivasan discusses the promise and limits of the treatment with Matt Richtel of the New York Times and Jeff Bluestone, director of the UCSF Hormone Research Institute.
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss medical review panels, which, if they become law, would assess malpractice claims before they are allowed to go to trial. Guests: State Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, vice chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee; State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson; State Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington; and State Rep. Chris Harris, D-Forest Hills.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Craig Roberts, an orthopedic surgeon with University of Louisville Physicians. Dr. Roberts discusses the various causes of orthopedic trauma and the latest advances in surgical procedures that help people recover.
Dr. Tuckson's guests are Drs. Svetlana Nakatis and Ricardo D. Ferreira-Lopez of KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates. They discuss health policy measures targeted at the growing immigrant population in Louisville's metropolitan area.