Patrick Padgett

Ten Seconds or Less: Health Insurers Use Prior Authorizations to Delay and Deny Care / Op-ed Submission

By Patrick Padgett, Executive Vice President, Kentucky Medical Association

Count to ten.... That’s how long at least one health insurer believes it takes to review whether you need a test, medication or other health care service.


Op-Ed: Will Cryptomining Companies Coming to Kentucky Raise Your Electric Bills?

Opinion Editorial by Josh Bills, Commercial Energy Specialist at the Mountain Association

A Chinese cryptomining company is proposing to build a $250 million plant near the town of Louisa in Eastern Kentucky. At the same time, another cryptomining firm is proposing a plant near Waverly, Kentucky. Kentucky Power and Kentucky Utilities (KU) propose to give them special rates on their electric bills – deals that the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently investigating for potential negative impacts on other Kentucky Power and KU customers.

Dr. Kyle Keeney

Op-Ed: House Bill 180 Brings New Hope to Kentuckians by Expanding Access to Biomarker Testing

Opinion Editorial by: Dr. Kyle Keeney, founder of the Kentucky Access to Care Coalition and the President and CEO of the Kentucky Life Sciences Council.

Technology is reshaping medicine in ways that were almost unimaginable a few short years ago. Now, medical innovation is bringing new hope to Kentuckians who suffer from cancer and other conditions that drastically impact their health and quality of life.

Chris Woolery

Op-Ed: Now is the Time for Kentucky’s Rural Electric Cooperatives to Move on Clean Energy

Opinion Editorial by:

Chris Woolery, the Residential Energy Specialist at the Mountain Association.

Rural electric cooperatives provide power to nearly a third of Kentuckians, serving 1.5 million people in 117 counties. In recent months, the federal government has allocated unprecedented funding to help co-ops pay for the changes that will move us to a clean energy future, save us much needed money on our bills, and create good local jobs.

Secretary of State Michael Adams


Op-Ed Submission by Kentucky Secretary of State Michael G. Adams

Voters will head to the polls in less than 4 months to vote in the 2023 primary election for governor, secretary of state and other constitutional offices. As my team has prepared, we have looked to lessons learned from the November 2022 elections.


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