Medical Tourism could save us big bucks

Kentucky is not likely to become a destination for patients from other states looking to save money on healthcare, given our insistence on wasteful Certificate of Need policies. Failing that kind of commonsense change, we should quickly encourage our health insurance companies to cover medical services Kentuckians can get in other countries: “Apollo Hospital in…

Doing more with less

The Lexington Herald Leader is at it again: pushing tax increases in order to make higher education “more affordable” for people with low incomes. “Chamber president David Adkisson presented the plan to a legislative committee last week without any cost estimates or proposals for paying for it.” “The chamber is on record favoring an increase…

Bob Damron, call your office

A small Texas town may become the only school district in the country to allow teachers to carry guns in classes. “Superintendent David Thweatt said the small community is a 30-minute drive from the sheriff’s office, leaving students and teachers without protection. He said the district’s lone campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S.…

Who should we cover?

California and New York are having serious discussions about how to handle Medicaid spending. Kentucky must do the same — and quickly — before we face an actual decline in revenues. “There is more flexibility in Medicaid than education,” says Ann Kohler, director of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors in Washington. D.C. “You…