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Kentucky Association of Health Plans responding to COVID-19 through boosted coverage for patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for Kentucky and the members of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP). Made up of the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and commercial health insurance providers, KAHP is providing support to patients using care management programs that ensure providers have the highest quality, real-time data to identify,...

Attorney General Andy Beshear moving forward with lawsuit against three insulin makers over pricing

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office is moving forward with a lawsuit against three insulin makers over skyrocketing prices and an investigation into pharmacy benefit managers who have allegedly overcharged Kentuckians, local pharmacies and the state for prescription drugs. Two requests for proposals, or RFPs, are now posted on the system where state government...

A look at some of the new laws passed during the Kentucky General Assembly 2018 regular session

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended Saturday evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state. Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in mid-July. A...