When ‘the sky is falling’: Why Lexington’s health care woes will haunt the rest of the state
— Lexington Health Care is struggling.
The company has been shedding employees and raising prices.
It has been scrambling to keep up with a $1 billion federal bailout and is facing mounting debt.
Now, in a state where Republican Gov.
Matt Bevin is pushing to privatize health care, Lexington Health’s struggles are being felt by the rest.
For decades, Lexington has had an unrivaled reputation for quality care.
It’s one of the first states in the country to offer Medicaid coverage to its uninsured residents.
But Lexington has also been hit hard by its long-running fiscal woes and has been unable to attract and retain top talent.
Now, the company has closed nearly half of its 14 facilities.
The closure will leave Lexington with fewer than 2,000 employees.
It’s a stark reminder that in a country where nearly 70 percent of the population is uninsured, Lexington’s woes are not just local, but nationwide.
Lexington’s problems are not unique.
Many other states are facing similar problems as the number of uninsured increases.
In recent years, states such as California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas have seen the number grow as states cut back on Medicaid and other government services.
And while Kentucky is not among those states, the state’s problems will have an effect across the country.
The state’s Medicaid rolls are shrinking.
And it’s hard to imagine that many of the workers who worked for Lexington Health in recent years will stay, either because of retirement or because they can no longer find jobs.
The health care industry has grown rapidly in recent decades, and now there are more people with employer-provided coverage than workers covered by the federal government.
But even though Kentucky is the nation’s largest employer of workers covered under the government’s health insurance program, that hasn’t kept employers from shifting costs to workers.
The problem for Kentucky health care workers is that the health care sector has also grown more expensive.
In the past few years, the cost of caring for people with medical conditions has exploded.
Some states have cut back or closed their Medicaid programs.
Many states have shifted costs to employees.
The result: hospitals have had to charge more and doctors have had more time to treat their patients.
The cost of providing care has also risen in other states.
A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that the cost to cover health care costs in California rose by 10 percent in the past two years and that the costs to cover medical care in Massachusetts grew by about 10 percent.
That’s because the cost increase has come at the expense of other services, including public education, public transportation and emergency medical services.
The consequences for Kentucky have been devastating.
Many of Lexington’s residents are now struggling to make ends meet.
And Lexington is among the hardest hit.
The Lexington area has seen a drop in the number and cost of people getting health care coverage.
In fact, the number fell in nearly every area of the county, according to the Lexington Health website.
And for all the talk of improving Lexington’s reputation as a place to work, the reality is that many residents are still paying for their health care through their employers.
Lexington has a shortage of workers.
In fact, Lexington residents have been paying an average of $15,000 a year for health care from a hospital.
Lexington Health estimates that as many as a third of the people who work for the company are also employees.
That’s a big problem, said Mike Williams, Lexington resident and CEO of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
In Lexington, the lack of skilled workers is an even bigger problem.
In 2014, the city ranked 30th in the nation for its number of workers with employer coverage.
The city is one of several cities in Kentucky that have problems with their health insurance markets.
The problem is especially acute in Lexington because of its high concentration of people.
The problems in Lexington are not isolated.
In states such the Golden Triangle, Kentucky, where residents have a high rate of uninsured, Kentucky also ranks 30th.
And in California, the San Francisco Bay Area has been struggling with its uninsured rates.
There’s also a growing shortage of doctors in the Golden and San Francisco counties.
And the Golden District of Kentucky, which includes Lexington, is one part of the Golden Region that has a high proportion of low-income residents.
In Kentucky, the situation is particularly dire because of a number of factors.
Kentucky is one the poorest states in America.
There are fewer people than ever.
There is a high cost of living, and residents are paying higher prices for health services.
But in the face of this situation, Lexington, Kentucky has made some positive strides in recent months.
In October, the Kentucky Health Department issued a report that estimated that Lexington’s uninsured rate would drop from 18.4 percent in 2016 to 12.5 percent in 2021.
The report also said that Lexington has reduced its uninsured rate by 1.4 percentage points, or 6,400 residents