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Sen. McConnell: Help Ease Burden on Kentucky Hospitals

By Susan Murphy, PhD Kentucky’s health care providers have been put to the test throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite facing massive losses due to suspending everything but the most essential services while preparing for a surge of COVID-19 cases, providers continued to serve our most vulnerable citizens. Now, however, overly stringent federal loan repayment terms

Pfizer Outlines Five-Point Plan to Battle COVID-19

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19. Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, made the following statement: “In this troubling time, Pfizer is committed to doing all we can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies, including

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

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