Beshear vetoes bill that would end new dental, hearing, vision care for 900,000 Kentuckians

BY: - March 27, 2023

Stressing workforce development, Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would end new Medicaid benefits for dental, hearing and vision care for 900,000 Kentuckians. “Senate Bill 65 will harm Kentuckians and frustrate efforts to increase Kentucky’s workforce,” Beshear said in his veto message issued Friday. Beshear expanded Medicaid coverage last fall through an administrative regulation […]

Kentucky legislature scraps new Medicaid benefits for dental, vision, hearing care

BY: - March 24, 2023

In October, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced the expansion of dental, vision and hearing benefits for 900,000 Kentucky adults on Medicaid. On March 16, the Republican-controlled General Assembly took a final vote to take those benefits away, calling the regulation that created them deficient. Beshear said Thursday that he will find a way to keep […]


Republican legislature overdoes it trying to trip up Democrat Beshear

BY: - March 24, 2023

For a few minutes on the ides of March, it seemed the legislature was really legislating. Faced with a transgender-youth bill that ignored medical advice, the state Senate did a rare thing in this era of tight partisan control: It voted on a substantive floor amendment, and wonder of wonders, narrowly passed it. The amendment […]

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More than a third of Kentucky hospitals at risk, warns Kentucky Hospital Association report

BY: - March 9, 2023

Citing “inflation, record-high operating costs, and lower volumes,” a new report released this month says 38% of Kentucky’s hospitals are at risk of closure thanks to “the unsustainability of operations.” Health-care consulting firm Kaufman Hall prepared the report at the request of the Kentucky Hospital Association. The report shows that the state’s hospitals spent much […]