© 2023 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Medicaid Smoking Cessation Benefit Now Available

A smoking cessation program for state Medicaid recipients is getting underway in Kentucky. Lawmakers appropriated $1.5 million per year for the program, which will be matched by federal funds. Tonya Chang of the American Heart Association says the money will go a long way. “Medicaid spends about $500 million treating tobacco-related illnesses, so over time, they will enjoy some health care savings from this program,” she said. Chang says the program, which will provide both counseling and medications for smokers who want to quit, is strictly voluntary. Business and health advocates in recent years have been pushing hard for passage of the program.


Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – readers like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.