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Beshear, AGs file court action to block ACA lawsuit; claims Kentucky would lose $49.7 billion in funding

A group of state attorneys general is joining together to protect the nation’s health care system by seeking to intervene in and combat a lawsuit aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced. The lawsuit claims that the ACA is unconstitutional because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the ACA penalty for failing to purchase health insurance – known...

Beshear, lawmakers announce plans to strengthen state laws addressing fentanyl, carfentanil crisis

Attorney General Andy Beshear, House lawmakers and local law enforcement officials announced plans Friday to strengthen Kentucky’s laws to fight emerging, more powerful drugs that have caused numerous overdoses, even deaths across the state. The pre-filed legislation, by sponsors Rep. Russ Meyer, of Nicholasville, and Rep. Dennis Keene, of Wilder, would amend the state’s drug laws to create penalties...