A new way to push an old agenda

If the Beshear administration starts refusing to hear consumer complaints against health insurance companies from people without high-priced full coverage, we will know where they got the idea from: Ohio.We will keep an eye out for this and loudly protest any effort to follow the Buckeyes in refusing to assist insureds selectively. People with HSA’s…

KERA Flunks Minorities – Again

There’s dramatic further evidence of KERA’s failure to meet the needs of the state’s African-American population. It lies hidden beneath a Herald-Leader report that some of the state’s colleges want to change the rules for how their minority enrollment percentages are calculated. These colleges want to be able to include out-of-state minority students. Obviously, KERA…

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…