Author Archives: Ben Keeton

PATIENTS Demonstration Act

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) impacts thousands of Kentuckians and their families. In addition to managing their condition, dialysis patients must adhere to a complex schedule of appointments and treatments. This can be overwhelming, time consuming, and physically draining. I believe small innovations in our health care system can have big impacts for dialysis patients. Modernizing treatment processes

Supporting Dialysis Patients’ Right to Insurance Choice

Across the country, over 660,000 Americans are battling end-stage renal disease (ESRD), more commonly known as kidney failure. It is very prevalent in many parts of Kentucky, and chances are you know someone effected by the disease. Kidneys are vital to keeping the blood and body free from toxins; without functioning kidneys, patients have to

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

As students prepare to head back to school this month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children and teens are up-to-date on their vaccines. The Commonwealth’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease

Protect Our Dialysis Patients

Patients who suffer from kidney failure, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), deserve the healthcare that they signed up for. However, some private insurance companies are resisting charitable donations as payment from dialysis patients, driving them off their current healthcare plans. As a social worker in Louisville, I have watched my patients struggle with the

Passport Health Plan Donates $25,000 to KY State Police to Help Troopers Fighting Opioid Crisis

Passport Health Plan recently presented the Kentucky State Police Foundation with a $25,000 grant which will be used to purchase fentanyl response kits that will help KSP troopers avoid contact with dangerous drugs. The kits include Tyvek suits, respirator masks, fentanyl protective gloves, safety glasses, and a portable gear bag. Grainger Inc. is supplying the gear,

Top