There is tremendous discussion regarding our current healthcare system. We all agree that the system is broken. It's when we examine the proposed resolutions that the discussion becomes rather contentious. Specifically, there are many who want to see the US transition to a single-payer health care system. Opponents argue that a single-payer system will threaten innovation and competition. How will we finance this endeavor? If patient accountability is not included, I worry that the system will fail. Finally, why must we choose a single-payer system or not? Why can we not compromise with a plan that incorporates the best of our proposals? To Read More CLICK HERE
KMA Legislative Summary
2018 Kentucky General Assembly
Out of the Chaos, KMA Found Success
The 2018 session of the Kentucky General Assembly was widely forecast to be contentious even before the first taps of the gavel in January, but few could have predicted the volatility that would eventually ensue.
Between back-and-forth, last-minute negotiations regarding the state budget and aggressive conversation and protests surrounding the state's public pension crisis, the 2018 session proved to be one both lawmakers and citizens will not soon forget. However, through the turmoil, the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) was able to find success and secure passage of several pieces of legislation important to the practice of medicine.