Rain will gradually changeover to snow early Monday morning as temperatures crash into the upper 20s. While snowfall amounts through Monday afternoon will be less than one inch for most, untreated roads are expected to be slick. This is especially the case along the KY/VA border where 1-3" is expected. We have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Monday afternoon.
Kentucky Hospital Association officials say Kentucky hospitals will lose more than one billion dollars in revenues in the next ten years because of health care reform.
Because Kentucky has one of the lowest income levels in the nation, the majority of uninsured Kentuckians will be covered under Medicaid rather than private health insurance.
This will leave the state with 25 percent of its population on Medicaid.
The report also says that Kentucky hospitals will be losing almost three and a half billion dollars in
Medicare payments, which will outweigh the additional, expected revenue from the newly insured.