Impact of health care reform law on Kentuckians

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

Doctors and patients here in Eastern Kentucky have mixed opinions about the health care overhaul.

Universal health care is a new concept that Kentuckains now have to catch onto.

Doctor Mitchell Wicker is on the fence with his feelings towards the reform but he says it comes down to simple dollars and cents.

Supporters say the health care law could benefit Kentucky's economy as well.

But many folks worry the influx of new patients will lower the quality of care.

15% percent of Kentuckians do not have health insurance, meaning that they have 18 months to either buy health insurance or pay a fine.

Many say adequate federal funding will be fundamental in the success of health care reform.

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