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Kentuckians Deserve the Right Solution for Surprise Billing

By Brent Wright, MD Congress appears to be close to passing a solution for an issue that has for too long impacted patients and providers in Kentucky and throughout the country: surprise medical billing. As lawmakers deliberate the optimal approach to separate patients from out-of-network billing disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies, they must

Common Sense Fixes Needed to Maintain Health Care Program for the Uninsured

Everyone involved in America’s health care industry should be united around one goal: saving lives. Strip away the politics, policies, regulations and costs; our collective mission should always be providing the best possible care and medicines to patients, regardless of their economic situation. In 1992, Congress wisely created a program to do just that. The

Innovation Key to Reducing Healthcare Costs

By Kyle Keeney As the new administration works to improve the healthcare system in the United States, we must remember that innovation is key to reducing costs and improving the lives of all Americans As the founder of the Kentucky Access to Care Coalition, I have seen firsthand the critical role strong IP and patent

Kentucky Physicians Encourage Patients to “Know Your Meds”

By Nancy Swikert, M.D. Tremendous advancements in science and medicine have revolutionized the treatment of conditions and diseases that were once unmanageable. Prescription medicines have become an essential lifeline for many Kentuckians, helping them to better treat their pain, seizures, mental illnesses and other serious ailments. When patients adhere to the treatments prescribed by physicians,

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