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Kentucky Health Cooperative and UK HealthCare Forge Strategic Partnership to Connect Kentuckians with Accessible, High Quality, Affordable Health Care

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Nonprofit health insurance carrier, regional health system/academic medical center team up to offer statewide clinical excellence

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., announced today an exclusive clinical provider partnership with UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky's health care system.


The agreement is bringing a statewide network of high-level, accessible clinicians to Kentuckians residing in every one of the Commonwealth's 120 counties for Kentucky residents who will enroll in a Kentucky Health Cooperative health insurance plan, said Janie Miller, chief executive officer of Kentucky Health Cooperative.

UK HealthCare, representing multiple locations across Kentucky, includes hospitals, clinics, outreach locations and patient care services. Kentucky Health Cooperative offers health insurance coverage to individuals and families and to employees of businesses employing 2-50 full-time equivalent employees.

There are more than 1,000 clinicians affiliated with UK HealthCare. Miller said the collaboration will significantly benefit Kentuckians who seek not only advanced medicine, but also will help those who require rural health care.

The partnership is impactful not only because of the number of clinicians, Miller noted, but also because, "UK HealthCare provides a broad range of advanced subspecialty care, meeting the needs of Kentuckians who require the expertise of these specialists.

"We look forward to teaming up with some of the nation's top clinicians and researchers as well as with community providers dedicated to the delivery of well-integrated health services at the community level," Miller said.

To find out more about Kentucky Health CooperativeSM, visit or on Facebook at Kentucky Health Cooperative Facebook page.

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CONTACT: Susan Dunlap, Kentucky Health Cooperative (502) 498-5539

Cary Willis, New West (502) 891-2550 or Andrea Brady (502) 891-2558

Kristi Lopez, UK Public Relations (859) 323-6363 or

SOURCE Kentucky Health Cooperative