Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Stop Pharmacy Benefit Managers from fleecing Kentuckians

By Mark Glasper Thanks to new federal and state laws, including Rep. Michael Meredith’s House Bill 463 from 2018, your pharmacist can finally inform you when the real price of your medicine is less than the co-payment charged by your insurer. This much needed transparency means consumers will finally be aware of something that happens

UofL Health and Social Justice Scholar creates heart program in Smoketown

The Health and Social Justice Scholars Program at the University of Louisville provides an opportunity to educate professional and doctoral students in an interprofessional manner to produce high quality scholarly activities related to health equity, health and healthcare disparities, social justice and healthcare innovation with the goal of benefiting underserved and disadvantaged populations. One scholar

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids is using the law to address social determinants of health

By Martha Hasselbacher, JD Doctors and lawyers have joined forces to ensure that the children seen in pediatric clinics get the care and services they need. Every low-income person has two to three unmet civil legal needs that create barriers to healthy eating, safe housing, employment, and safety.1 Doctors have the training and expertise to

Achieving common good for Kentucky kids

By Dr. Terry Brooks Did you hear the revolution? It happened on the morning of November 19th before the Kentucky General Assembly’s School Safety Working Group, a blue-ribbon collection of leaders being artfully chaired by Senator Max Wise and Representative Bam Carney. Cabinet for Health and Family Services Deputy Secretary Kristi Putnam quietly announced the