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GLI shares legislative priorities

Focus on growing Greater Louisville’s healthcare industry. By Sarah Davasher-Wisdom As one of the area’s most vital industries, healthcare is a major focal point of advocacy efforts at Greater Louisville Inc., (GLI) the Metro Chamber of Commerce. In addition to providing world-class services and products, regional healthcare businesses provide thousands of jobs and account for billions of dollars in annual economic growth. 2017 proved to be a remarkable year

Medicinal benefits of hemp

Kentucky has optimal growing conditions to cultivate hemp, state legislation favoring hemp-derived CBD. By Jeff Amrein What do cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, epilepsy, anxiety and sleep issues have in common? All have been included in the discussion of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) as a natural treatment for these and other conditions. Hemp-derived CBD oil is already legal according to the Agricultural Act of 2014. Yet, given hemp’s association to marijuana,

Hosparus Health lays out legislative priorities

Lessen regulatory burden while maximizing person-centered care. By Gwen Cooper The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly is right around the corner. And while the headlines are already focused on pension and tax reform, there will be continued emphasis placed on healthcare issues important to the Commonwealth. As one of our states largest nonprofit medical providers delivering advanced illness and end of life care to over 1100 patients and families

KMA develops legislative priorities

Reduce barriers to care, improve practice of medicine in the Commonwealth. By Cory Meadows Despite the Kentucky General Assembly’s emphasis on politically charged topics such as the budget and pension reform, it is undeniable that healthcare will always remain a matter for conversation in Frankfort. The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) is once again prepared to be a leader in that discussion and advocate for the practice of medicine in 2018.

Pre-filed bills for the 2018 Kentucky legislative session

By Ben Keeton The 2018 legislative session began on January 2 and promised to be a whirlwind of activity. The legislature’s top priority is passing the biennial budget. While this is never an easy task, it will be made especially difficult with a significant hole to fill due to the underfunded pension system. The next state budget has a $1 billion gap,

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