Sen. Damon Thayer

Kentucky bills to watch that focus on children’s welfare in 2024

BY: - January 17, 2024

Kentucky’s youth face a plethora of challenges that stand between them and their ability to thrive fully.  Some bills filed during the 2024 legislative session would address key issues surrounding child abuse, neglect and more.  Here are a few pieces of legislation to watch.  A Senate bill that would exempt diapers from the sales tax […]

‘Bad teeth cause life-threatening infections’ — push to expand Medicaid dental benefits continues

BY: - September 27, 2023

Around 400 patients per week, most covered by Medicaid, flood the University of Kentucky’s dental clinic seeking care they can’t find elsewhere for advanced tooth decay or other oral disease. Some are in such critical condition they must be airlifted to UK, Dr. Melvyn Yeoh, the university’s chairman of oral health science, recently told a […]