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PBS Kentucky Educational Television

As the saying goes, what gets measured, gets changed. While the oral health status of Kentuckians is widely acknowledged as needing improvement, the hard numbers to support this claim have not been aggregated and presented to the public in a comprehensive way – until now.

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Kentucky Health News

More Kentuckians than ever have access to dental care because of Medicaid eligibility for dental insurance, and the state has made some gains in oral health, but finding a dentist can still be a problem, especially in rural Kentucky. And even though children on Medicaid have dental insurance, more than half of them don’t get any dental care.

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The Detroit News

I have long been a proponent of legislation and policy that would expand the scope of practice for many health professionals. This means a different way of approaching our health care professionals, putting more emphasis on unique skills and roles within a health team rather than relying on traditional titles and legacy exclusiveness of a particular degree.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky still has dismal dental problems and poor overall oral health but is making some gains in attacking them, according to research presented to a legislative committee Thursday. Expanded access to dental care was one of the greatest gains from Kentucky’s decision to expand Medicaid and create a health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, according to the presentation of research funded in part by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

Help wanted: health care workers with a desire to provide critical information to aid patient diagnosis. Bachelor’s degree required. Average hourly wage of $28.30 in the Mohawk Valley. The position in question is a clinical laboratory technologist, and too few candidates are applying for the available jobs leaving the field with lots of vacancies and an aging workforce.

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