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Sick & Tired: Obstacle to Better Health for Racial Minorities Fades in Kentucky

J. Tyler Franklin

This is the second story in a four-part series.

Louisvillian William Devoe Sr. hasn’t had health insurance in 15 years. He couldn't afford it. But this past spring, Devoe, a janitor who works at the Nia Center on Broadway, discovered during a health fair there that he qualified for Medicaid. For racial minorities in Kentucky, access has been a major obstacle to getting health care. But that's changing.

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