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Murky Legal Ads Putting Kentuckians At Risk

State Representative Kim Moser (R-64) February is a quite a month for advertisers with major events like the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards ushering in a new crop of big budget TV spots. However, another kind of advertisement flooding the airwaves should be raising our concerns—the nearly omnipresent “bad drug” advertisements. We’ve all seen

Common Gumption to Achieve Common Good for Kentucky Kids

By Dr. Terry Brooks Did you hear the revolution? It happened about 10:45 AM on 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

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

Foundation Initiative to Help Medicaid Population Keep Health Coverage, Access to Substance Use Treatment

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky today announced that it will partner with the Bevin Administration to help Kentuckians maintain coverage under the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver demonstration program. The Foundation has hired Veronica Judy Cecil to oversee the initiative. Ensuring that those with substance use disorders can obtain treatment and work toward long-term recovery

New Law to Address Concerns in 340b Program

By John Hayden More than 25 years ago, Congress enacted the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support. The 340B program gives hospitals and clinics that largely serve uninsured and low-income patients steep discounts for their medications. However, recent evidence demonstrates that some bad actors are taking advantage of the 340B program for their own

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